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The Poll Diaries (2010)

Poll (original title)
In the summer of 1914, thirteen-year-old Oda von Siering (Paula Beer) leaves Berlin to join her family and an assortment of German and Russian aristocrats on an estate in Estonia. The von ... See full summary »

Director:

Chris Kraus

Writers:

Chris Kraus (screenplay), Oda Schaefer (memoirs)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paula Beer ... Oda von Siering
Edgar Selge ... Ebbo von Siering
Tambet Tuisk ... Schnaps
Jeanette Hain ... Milla von Siering
Richy Müller ... Mechmershausen
Enno Trebs ... Paul von Siering
Yevgeni Sitokhin ... Hauptmann Karpow (as Jevgenij Sitochin)
Susi Stach ... Gudrun Koskull
Erwin Steinhauer ... Professor Plötz
Michael Kreihsl ... Professor Hasenreich
Gudrun Ritter ... Oda Schaefer
Uma Fritze Uma Fritze ... Gigola
Paula Fritze Paula Fritze ... Karin
Valentina Väli Valentina Väli ... Lisbeth
Dennis Mojen ... Meelis
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In the summer of 1914, thirteen-year-old Oda von Siering (Paula Beer) leaves Berlin to join her family and an assortment of German and Russian aristocrats on an estate in Estonia. The von Siering family home is a character in its own right, a hulking, neoclassical manor that hovers on stilts above the sea. Oda arrives there bearing her mother's coffin and a gift requested by her surgeon father: a jarred, two-headed fetus to add to his laboratory of gruesome curiosities. Ebbo von Siering (Edgar Selge) sees himself in his daughter when she calmly and expertly learns to suture the corpse of a cat. What he fails to recognize - and what Oda luckily understands - is that their interest in science is their only similarity. His dedication to experimentation is linked to an appalling obsession with power and destruction, while Oda is genuinely curious about life. Her quick, quiet intelligence complements her humanity and her lucid understanding of right and wrong. When she strays from a family... Written by Toronto International Film Festival

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Atmospheric and delicate
27 December 2018 | by vandre-92843See all my reviews

A beautiful fairy-tale like film, underrated and almost forgotten, but worth a look. Amazing photography and very good actors bring the era really to life in front of the viewer. Also rises deep points about life, love and loss.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Germany]

Country:

Germany | Austria | Estonia

Language:

German | Estonian | French | Russian

Release Date:

17 December 2010 (Estonia) See more »

Also Known As:

Dzienniki z Poll See more »

Filming Locations:

Estonia

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,068,745
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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