Zbigniew Preisner has scored Anonyma, a German-Polish co-production, directed and scripted by Max Färberböck. Recording took place in Poland in May.
The film is based on 'A Woman in Berlin' ('Eine Frau in Berlin'), a published diary of the period from 20 April to 22 June 1945 in Berlin.
The author was a well-known German journalist, and at her request the diary was published anonymously for her protection. The book details the writer's experiences as a rape victim during the Red Army occupation of the city. Only after her death was she identified.
The diary describes with objectivity the occupation of Berlin by the Soviets at the end of World War II, and explains many of the horrors that the protagonist faced and the struggle of the inhabitants to survive. The role of Anonyma is played by the leading German actress Nina Hoss. The film was premiered in Koln on 14th October 2008 and in Berlin on 15th October 2008. For more details visit www.anonyma.film.de