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Wackersdorf (2018)

District of Schwandorf, Upper Palatinate, in the 1980s. The Bavarian state government is quietly planning to build a nuclear reprocessing plant (WAA). The structurally weak region with ... See full summary »


Oliver Haffner
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Credited cast:
Marlene Morreis ... Frau Knapp
Johannes Zeiler ... Hans Schuierer
Fabian Hinrichs ... Karlheinz Billinger
August Zirner ... Innenminister
Anna Maria Sturm ... Monika Gegenfurtner
Peter Jordan ... Claus Bössenecker
Frederic Linkemann ... Staatsekretär
Thomas Limpinsel Thomas Limpinsel ... Gegenfurtner
Florian Brückner Florian Brückner
Sigi Zimmerschied Sigi Zimmerschied ... Umweltminister
Johannes Herrschmann Johannes Herrschmann ... Pirner
Andreas Nickl Andreas Nickl ... Eberwein
Monika Manz Monika Manz
Daniel Holzberg Daniel Holzberg ... Referent Umweltminister
Katharina Hauter Katharina Hauter ... Bibliothekarin


District of Schwandorf, Upper Palatinate, in the 1980s. The Bavarian state government is quietly planning to build a nuclear reprocessing plant (WAA). The structurally weak region with constantly growing unemployment figures seems ideal for this. Hans Schuierer, acting district administrator, is lured by the economic upswing. Soon the social democrat can be celebrated as the savior of the district. There are only a handful of crazy people who are not really serious about the planned nuclear plant. It was only when the state government reacted violently to the harmless action of a newly founded citizens' initiative that Schuierer began to have doubts and began to ask questions. When the health risks of the WAA become apparent and Schuierer realizes that the state government has no interest in informing the people about it, the district administrator decides lonely against the project: with the result that not only his best friend and mayor falls away from him, Instead, the Strauss ... Written by ARD Das Erste

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When the anti-WAA activists come to the head of regional district's office for the first time, Monika Gegenfurtner rants something about "Those in Berlin". At that time, however, Bonn was the capital of the West Germany, Berlin played no role in decisions of the Federal Government. See more »


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Authentic Biography Movie of The WAA Wackersdorf
9 February 2020 | by BreumasterSee all my reviews

In the early 80s, a protest about the reprocessing plant WAA Wackersdorf arose in public. It's the story of Hans Schuierer, the mayor of the small village Schwandorf, in which landside borders the processing plant was planned to be built. In a convention with the people he represents, he enlightened many people with the idea of the many jobs, the plant will bring. But after hearing the many other voices about the WAA and some moral considerations, Schuierer changed his position and became an oponent of the WAA. That's history. The movies shows his way through moral and political obstacles and how the history finally turned out. It's an authentically made movie. I recommend it.

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20 September 2018 (Germany) See more »

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Nucléaire, non merci! See more »

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Munich, Bavaria, Germany See more »

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