Rabbit a la Berlin

Direction
Year
2009
Country
  • Poland
  • Germany
Duration
50min
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The untold story about wild rabbits which lived between the Berlin Walls. For 28 years Death Zone was their safe home. Full of grass, no predators, guards protecting them from human disturbance. They were closed but safe and happy. Their population quickly grew up to thousands. Guards started to remove them. But rabbits survived and stayed there. Unfortunately, for them, one day the wall fell down. Rabbits had to abandon comfortable system. They moved to West Berlin and have been living there in a few colonies since then - deprived of food, run over by cars, not knowing how to get around the new world. And they are still learning how to live in the free world, same as we – the citizens of Eastern Europe. This film takes you from rabbits to humans, from laughter to the real world.

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Details

  • Original title
    Królik po berlińsku
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Bartek Konopka, Piotr Rosolowski
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Piotr Rosolowski
  • Editing
    Mateusz Romaszkin
  • Sound
    Franciszek Kozlowski, Florian Marquardt
  • Duration
    50 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2009
  • Country
    • Poland
    • Germany
  • Colour
    • Colour
    • Black & White
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Visions du Réel Nyon 2009
    • Hot Docs Toronto 2009
    • Planete Doc Review Warsaw 2009
    • Krakow IFF 2009
    • Hamptons IFF 2009
    • Cinéma Verité IDF Tehran 2009
    • DOK Leipzig 2009
    • Jihlava IDFF 2009
    • Mar del Plata IFF 2009
    • Polish FF Chicago 2009
    • Ambulante IDF 2010
    • New Cinema from Germany at MoMA New York 2010
    • DocAviv TelAviv IDF 2010
    • DOXA Vancouver 2010
    • Documenta Madrid 2010
    • Mendocino FF 2010
    • Melbourne IFF 2010
    • Batumi IFF 2010 (Special Prize)
    • CinePécs FF 2010
    • L’Alternativa Barcelona 2010
  • Awards
    • Hot Docs Toronto 2009 (Award for Best Mid-Length Doc)
    • Planete Doc Review Warsaw 2009 (Magic Hour Award for Best Mid-Lenght Film)
    • Krakow IFF 2009 (Golden Hobby-Horse in National Competition / Bronislaw Chromy Sculpture for Best Producer of Polish Short and Documentary Films)
    • Hamptons IFF 2009 (Golden Starfish Award for Best Film of Conflict & Resolution)
    • Jihlava IDF 2009 (Silver Eye Award for Best Mid-Length Documentary)
    • Polish FF Chicago 2009 (Golden Teeth Award)
    • Documenta Madrid 2010 (Second Prize in the competition of Short Documentaries)
    • Mendocino FF 2010 (Special Jury Award)
    • CinePécs FF 2010 (Proxima Prize for Best Documentary)

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