Poll (2010)

Film details

Alternative titles

  • The Poll Diaries Alternative


Drama set in the summer of 1914 on the eve of the First World War, and inspired by the true story of the director's great-aunt, Oda Schaefer. Thirteen-year-old Oda travels with her mother from Berlin to visit her father in Estonia, who is a surgeon at the Poll Estate. She encounters a young Estonian revolutionary and hides him from her parents and the Cossacks billeted on the estate.

Cast & Credits

Latest from the BFI

  • Latest from the BFI

    Latest news, features and opinion.

More information

Films, TV and people

  • Films, TV and people

    Film lists and highlights from BFI Player.

More information

Sight & Sound magazine

  • Sight & Sound magazine

    Reviews, interviews and features from the international film magazine.

More information

Back to the top