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Watermarks

Watermarks

A Feature film by Yaron Zilberman

Produced by Zadig Productions

Release in France : 28/06/2006

    Synopsis

    “Watermarks” tells the story of the female swimming champions belonging to the legendary Jewish sports club, Hakoah, in Vienna. Hakoah (“strength” in Hebrew) was founded in Vienna in 1909 – a reaction to the notorious Aryan paragraph banning Jewish athletes from Austrian sports clubs – and became one of Europe’s greatest sports clubs between the two world wars. In the thirties, Hakoah’s greatest victories were achieved by its female swimmers, who dominated Austrian national competitions. After the Anschluss, the Nazis shut the club down. The swimmers managed to flee before war broke out, thanks to a rescue operation organized by Hakoah’s sportsmen. Sixty-five years later, 7 members of the women’s swimming team return to their old Vienna swimming pool. This journey evokes the memories of their youth, affirms their femininity, and allows them to re-establish the close ties of a lifetime.

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Zadig Productions

    Foreign production company :

    Cinephil

    Co-production :

    Jet Lag Productions

    French distribution :

    Sophie Dulac Distribution

    Photos (4)

    Full credits (6)

    Executive Producer :

    Paul Rozenberg

    Director of Photography :

    Tom Hurwitz

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Laurette Monconduit

    Screenwriters :

    Yaron Zilberman, Yonatan Israel

    Sound Recordist :

    Tully Chen

    Editors :

    Yuval Shar, Ruben Korenfeld

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Documentary

    Production language :

    English, Hebrew, German

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Israel, United States

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Israel, United States)

    Production year :

    2004

    French release :

    28/06/2006

    Runtime :

    1 h 17 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    115.276

    Visa issue date :

    06/06/2006

    Approval :

    No

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Presskit

    Website