Bartek Konopka
Bartek Konopka

Rabbit à la Berlin

The untold story of wild rabbits which lived between the Berlin Wall.

For 28 years, the Death Zone was their safest home. Guards were protecting them from human disturbance. They were closed but happy. When their population grew up to thousands, guards started to remove them. But rabbits survived and stayed there.

Unfortunately, one day the Wall fell down. Rabbits had to abandon the comfortable system. They moved to West Berlin and have been living there in a few colonies since then. They are still learning how to live in the free world, like we, the citizens of Eastern Europe.

Team Partner
Dorota Roszkowska, producer
Producer / Production Details
Otter Films and MS Film in co-production with and Telewizja Polska, in associationi with MDR, ARTE, Lichtpunkt, VPRO, RBB, YLE
Supported by Polish Film Insitute, MEDIA, Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing
Distributed by Deckert Distribution, Icarus Films, NHK BS1
Top Awards/Festivals
Best Producer Award at Krakow Film Festival (2009)
Best Mid-Length Documentary Award at Hot Docs (2009)
Nominee for Academy Award for Short Documentary (2010)

Visions du Réel Nyon 2009
Hot Docs Toronto 2009
Cinéma Verité IDF Tehran 2009
DOK Leipzig 2009
Jihlava IDFF 2009
Mar del Plata IFF 2009
DocAviv TelAviv IDF 2010
DOXA Vancouver 2010
Documenta Madrid 2010
Batumi IFF 2010 (Special Prize)
Training Programme
Masterschool 2006