Film Wackersdorf

Wackersdorf © Alamode Film

Sun, 04/14/2019

Coolidge Corner Theatre

290 Harvard St.
Brookline, MA 02446

Q&A with Director Oliver Haffner following the Screening

Bavaria in the early 1980s: The economic situation in the town of Wackersdorf is tense. People are losing their jobs and there is no boom in sight. The plan to build a nuclear reprocessing plant in Wackersdorf that would create many new jobs is welcome news for the local politicians. But when district administrator Schuierer starts to dig deeper and finds out that the plant is by no means as harmless as the government tries to make people believe, the State Government tries to drastically and illegally mute criticism and nip protests in the bud. Supported by activists and the local priest, Schuierer becomes an outspoken opponent of the planned construction and a figurehead of the protest movement.
Germany 2018
Director: Oliver Haffner
DCP, 122 min.
Winner of the Audience Award, Munich Film Festival 2018

Oliver Haffner Marvin Zilm Oliver Haffner was born in Munich in 1974. He first majored in political sciences, but then studied theatre direction at the Max-Reinhardt-Seminar in Vienna. In 2000, he enrolled at the HFF Munich, where he studied film direction. His two feature films, Ein Geschenk der Götter (A Godsend, 2014) and Wackersdorf (2018) both premiered at the Munich International Film Festival and won the festival’s Audience Award respectively.


Repeat Screening & Discussion with Oliver Haffner
Sunday, April 14, 7:00 pm
Wasserman Cinematheque
Brandeis University 415 South Street, Waltham

Supported by the Heinrich Böll Foundation.