Rabbit à la Berlin

Release date: 04-12-2009
Director: Bartosz Konopka

directed by Bartosz Konopka written by Bartosz Konopka, Piotr Rosołowski director of photography Piotr Rosołowski music by Maciej Cieślak edited by Mateusz Romaszkan sound by Franciszek Kozłowski commentary Michał Ogórek produced by MS Films, ul. Chełmska 21, 00-724 Warsaw, tel. +48 22 840 50 56, +48 22 840 59 35, e-mail: msfilms@msfilms.pl, www.msfilms.pl (Poland); Majade Filmproduktion (Germany) co-produced by MDR; RBB; ARTE; TVP 1; YLE; VPRO producer Anna Wydra co-financing Polish Film Institute; Program Media; Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing
DigiBeta, 55′
Poland – Germany 2009

The film is about thousands of wild rabbits that lived comfortably for 28 years in the death zone beyond the Berlin Wall. It was a safe, well protected, green space where they could live safely. After the Wall was dismantled, they had to look for a new place. An East European history lesson from the rabbits’ perspective.



  • Hot Docs – Canadian International Documentary Festival, Toronto 2009 – Grand Prix “for broadening the limits of documentary film”
  • Planete Doc Review, Warsaw 2009 – Magic Hour Award
  • Krakow Film Festival – National Competition – Grand Prix – Golden Hobby-Horse and award for Best Producer
  • 13th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival (Czech Republic), 2009 – Silver Eye Award for best mid-length documentary
  • 17th Polish Film Art Festival “Prowincjonalia 2010” in Września – “Jańcio Wodnik” Award for Best Documentary Film
  • Academy Award nomination in Best Documentary Short Subject category (2010)