In an interview with the Polish dailynewspaper Rzeczpospolita, 76-year-old Walentynowicz said that she wasconsulting with her lawyers about bringing a case against the German director.
According to the newspaper, Walentynowicz had been"furious" about her portrayal in a first version of the screenplay byThe Ninth Day author Andreas Pflueger and described the treatment metedout to her as "loutish".
A colleague from Solidarity days, AndrzejGwiazda said: "Anna is portrayed as an illiterate andthe workers are shown as alcoholics."
In the Berlin-based German daily newspaper taz,But Marianna Rominska of the film's Polish co-producer Paisa Film said: "thefilm is no longer about Anna Walentynowicz, It is about an anonymous femaleworker. We are, after all, shooting a feature film. Unlike a documentary, weneed elements of suspense."
Wolfgang Plehn of the film's Berlin-based productioncompany Provobis Film would only say that "when the film is finished, allof those involved can then make their own judgement."