Strike (Strajk - Die Heldin von Danzig) (2007)

Strike (Strajk - Die Heldin von Danzig)

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Agnieszka, a welder, is a loyal and dedicated worker and a perennial "Heroine of Labor." Taunted by her peers for being such a paragon of virtue, she nonetheless advocates tirelessly for workers' rights without much reward. Living alone with her teenaged son, she spends her days on endless, repetitive tasks, but a glimmer of joy arrives when a happy-go-lucky, trumpet-playing newcomer takes an apartment in her block and the two start a relationship.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Sylke Rene Meyer, Andreas Pfluger
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 25, 2007
Runtime:
Laemmle/Zeller Films/Red Envelope

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Cast


as Agnieszka Kowalska

as Kazimierz Walczak
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Critic Reviews for Strike (Strajk - Die Heldin von Danzig)

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (8)

An inspiring tale of a small woman who stands tall in the face of injustice.

Full Review… | June 28, 2007
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

It's all a lot closer to melodrama than drama, but Thalbach is a dynamo.

Full Review… | June 28, 2007
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic

Rough-hewn and modest, stirring but rarely grandiose. This seems fitting, since part of what made Solidarity so inspiring was its gritty, determined refusal of ideological grandstanding or political melodrama.

June 15, 2007
New York Times
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The script plays fast and loose with the facts and adds soap-operaish touches, but [Katharina] Thalbach is a feisty delight. Strike is no Tin Drum, but her performance makes the melodrama worthwhile.

Full Review… | June 15, 2007
New York Post
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It has a pumping dynamism that keeps you with it.

Full Review… | June 14, 2007
Newsday
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This is Iron Curtain porn at its most shameless -- a rousing industrial rock song plays in the background every time [director] Schlöndorff wants to invoke the Spirit of Labor -- but [actress] Thalbach's Agnieszka is irresistible.

Full Review… | June 13, 2007
Village Voice
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Audience Reviews for Strike (Strajk - Die Heldin von Danzig)

½

Jul 09 - I certainly expect more than a flat, shallow political drama from Schlondorff. It is an incredible story but making things into black and white only antagonizes me as a viewer.

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