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Vote for Henryk! (Herr Wichmann von der CDU)

Vote for Henryk!
Scene from "Vote for Henryk!" (photo © Megaherz TV Film)

An election campaign in the East German hinterland. Henryk Wichmann, 25-years-old and a member of the Christian Democratic Party (CDU), is running for a seat in the lower house of parliament and hopes to give it a young and energetic voice. His chances are not good in a region dominated by the Social Democrats. But Henryk Wichmann keeps on fighting...


Andreas Dresen was born 1963 in Gera. He studied Directing at the "Konrad Wolf" University of Film & Television in Potsdam-Babelsberg. Since 1992, he has been working as a writer and director for film, TV and theater. A selection of his award-winning films includes: SILENT COUNTRY (STILLES LAND, 1992), NIGHT SHAPES (NACHTGESTALTEN, 1998), THE POLICEWOMAN (DIE POLIZISTIN, 2000), GRILL POINT (HALBE TREPPE, 2001), VOTE FOR HENRYK! (HERR WICHMANN VON DER CDU, 2003), WILLENBROCK (2004), SUMMER IN BERLIN (SOMMER VORM BALKON, 2005), CLOUD 9 (WOLKE 9, 2008), WHISKY WITH VODKA (WHISKY MIT WODKA, 2009), STOPPED ON TRACK (HALT AUF FREIER STRECKE, 2011), AS WE WERE DREAMING (ALS WIR TRÄUMTEN, 2015), and THE LEGEN OF TIMM THALER OR THE BOY WHO SOLD HIS LAUGHTER (TIMM THALER ODER DAS VERKAUFTE LACHEN, 2017).
Genre Society
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2003
Director Andreas Dresen
Screenplay Andreas Dresen
Cinematography Andreas Höfer
Joerg Hauschild
Producers Franz Xaver Gernstl, Fidelis Mager
Production Company Megaherz Film & Fernsehen/Munich, in cooperation with Bayerischer Rundfunk, WDR
Length 71 min
Format DigiBeta PAL
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Stereo
Festivals Berlin 2003 (Panorama, Pusan 2003
With backing from German Federal Film Board
German Distributor Piffl Medien/Berlin

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