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Die Wundersame Reise gross

 A film by Katja Schupp and Hartmut Seifert, 90/60 min., HD


Every time when the annual removal of bulky refuse is ahead, dozens of old Mercedes sprinters with Polish number plates cue in the streets of the villages around Mainz, Germany. Drivers skim through the piles of garbage to find whatever can be used or sold again way back home. Piotr Liszcz and Jan Byczek from Southeastern Poland are two of them.

This documentary accompanies selected items – e.g. a children’s tricycle, a sofa – from the street of a German village via Piotr Liszcz’s Mercedes sprinter to his second hand shop in Poland and to the final new owner in Poland. Through the secret thread built up by these objects, the documentary tells the stories of the people met on the way and thereby shows a facet of a modern Europe between the poor and the rich, where prejudice are still common.

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