Workingman's Death 2005

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Workingman's Death follows the trail of the HEROES in the illegal mines of the Ukraine, sniffs out GHOSTS among the sulfur workers in Indonesia, finds itself face to face with LIONS at a slaughterhouse in Nigeria, mingles with BROTHERS as they cut a huge oil tanker into pieces in Pakistan, and joins Chinese steel workers in hoping for a glorious FUTURE. Meanwhile, the future is now in Germany, where a major smelting plant of bygone days has been converted into a bright and shiny leisure park.

Credits

Written and directed by: Michael Glawogger
Cinematography: Wolfgang Thaler
Line Producer: Peter Wirthensohn
2nd Unit/Assistant Camera: Attila Boa
Steadicam Indonesia: Tillmann B├╝ttner
Sound Engineers: Paul Oberle, Ekkehart Baumung
Editing: Mona Willi, Ilse Buchelt
Assistant Editor: Alarich Lenz
Music: John Zorn
Producers: Erich Lackner, Mirjam Quinte
Production companies: Lotus Film, Quinte Film (D)
Supported by: Austrian Film Institute, Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna Film Fund, MFG Baden-W├╝rttemberg, arte G.E.I.E, Eurimages
Format: 35mm, 1:1.85, Dolby SRD-EX
Running time: 122 min
Premiere: 02.09.2005, Venice (Orizzonti)
World sales: www.ptd.lu

Festivals

VENEDIG (62. Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica) 
TORONTO (30th International Film Festival) 
VANCOUVER (24th International Film Festival) 
LEIPZIG (48. Internationales Festival für Dokumentar- und Animationsfilm) 
GENT (32nd Flanders International Film Festival) 
MONTREAL (34e Festival du nouveau cinéma) 
WIEN (Viennale) 
LONDON (49th Times bfi Film Festival) 
SÃO PAULO (29th International Film Festival) 
JIHLAVA (9th International Documentary Film Festival) 
DUISBURG (29. Filmwoche) 
MARIBOR (DokMa Documentaries in Maribor) 
KOPENHAGEN (3rd cph:dox – international documentary festival) 
KASSEL (22. Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest) 
OSLO (15th International Film Festival) 
MAILAND (Filmmaker Film & Video Festival) 
GIJON (43rd International Film Festival for Young People) 
BELGRAD (1st Human Rights Film Festival) 
ZAGREB (3rd Human Rights Film Festival) 
JAKARTA (7th International Film Festival) 
ISTANBUL (8th International Meeting of Cinema and History) 
PALM SPRINGS (17th International Film Festival) 
ROTTERDAM (35th International Film Festival) 
GÖTEBORG (29th Film Festival) 
VICTORIA (12th Independent Film & Video Festival) 
MEXIKO-STADT (3rd International Contemporary Film Festival FICCO) 
WHITEHORSE (Available Light Film Festival) 
SOFIA (10th International Film Festival) 
THESSALONIKI (8th Documentary Festival – Images of the 21st Century) 
VILNIUS (International Film Festival) 
TRONDHEIM (1st Kosmorama Film Festival) 
ISTANBUL (25th International Film Festival) 
HONG KONG (30th International Film Festival) 
DURHAM (8th „Full Frame“ Documentary Film Festival) 
KIEW (2nd Ukrainian International Documentary Film Festival „Kontakt“)
SINGAPUR (19th International Film Festival) 
BOSTON (4th Independent Film Festival) 
LISSABON (3rd IndieLisboa – International Independent Film Festival) 
SAN FRANCISCO (49th International Film Festival) 
TURNHOUT (14th „Open Doek“ Filmfestival) 
JEONJU (7th International Film Festival) 
ATHENS (Ohio) (International Film & Video Festival) 
WARSCHAU (3rd Planete Doc Review – Festival of World Documentary Film) 
CLUJ (5th Transilvania International Film Festival) 
SYDNEY (53rd Film Festival) 
DURBAN (27th International Film Festival) 
SARAJEVO (1st Human Rights Film Festival) 
MOSKAU (XXVIII. International Film Festival) 
JERUSALEM (23rd International Film Festival) 
YEREVAN (3rd International Film Festival „Golden Apricot“)
AUCKLAND (38th Telecom International Film Festival) 
ST. PETERSBURG (XVI. „Message to Man“ International Documentary, 
Short and Animated Film Festival) 
WELLINGTON (35th Telecom Film Festival) 
MELBOURNE (55th International Film Festival) 
BRISBANE (15th International Film Festival) 
RIGA (XVII. International Film Forum „Arsenals“)
CALGARY (7th International Film Festival) 
LEUVEN (2nd „Docville“ Documentary Festival) 
DUBLIN („Stranger Than Fiction“ Documentary Film Festival & Market) 
MILWAUKEE (4th International Film Festival) 
MAR DEL PLATA (3° Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente) 
STOCKHOLM (7th TEMPO Documentary Festival) 
KOLKATA (CALCUTTA) (12th Film Festival) 
CHENNAI (4th International Film Festival)

Awards

"Best Documentary" at the "Filmfestival of Tamil Nadu" and with it its 19th international award.
www.itfa.co.in

"Mejor Documental" by the "Primera Muestra de Cine Sozial", cinestraat 2007
www.noticias.kinoki.org

Nomination by the DGA – Director’s Guild of America for best documentary 2006.
www.dga.org

"Special Award" at the VI Gdansk Docfilm Festival. " For discovering an ordinary dimension of human existence". 
www.gdanskdocfilm.pl

"Deutscher Filmpreis" in the category "Best Documentary". 
www.deutsche-filmakademie.de

Short-listed for the 2006 IDA DISTINGUISHED DOCUMENTARY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
in the category of Feature by the International Documentary Association 
www.documentary.org
Special Jury Prize

MESSAGE TO MAN FESTIVAL, St. Petersburg
www.documentary.org
Best Documentary Film 

Golden Apricot Film Festival 2006 in Yerevan. 
www.gaiff.am 

GOLDENE KADER 2006 in the category of Documentary Feature for Wolfgang Thaler
Austrian Association of Cinematographers 
www.aacamera.org

BEST DOCUMENTARY
27. DURBAN International Film Festival
www.cca.ukzn.ac.za 

GOLDEN GATE AWARD FOR THE BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
49th SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2006 
www.fest06.sffs.org/awards

AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM CAMERA WORK for Wolfgang Thaler 
Award for Innovative Production for Lotus Film
DIAGONALE 06
www.diagonale.at

SEEDS OF WAR AWARD
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, DURHAM, NC, USA 2006
www.fullframefest.org

CPH:DOX AWARD 2005
Best Documentary Film – tied for first place with Werner Herzog's “The White Diamond” in Copenhagen
www.cphdox.dk

Nominated for the European Film Award 2005 
www.europeanfilmacademy.org

TIMES bfi LONDON FILM FESTIVAL 2005 GRIERSON AWARD
für den besten Dokumentarlangfilm beim London Film Festival
www.lff.org.uk

Special Jury Prize GIJON 2005
www.gijonfilmfestival.com

FIPRESCI Jury Prize / Leipzig DOK 2005 
www.fipresci.org

Prix du CICAE,Confédération Internationale des Cinémas d'Art et Essai, Venedig 2005
www.art-et-essai.org