Off the Tracks / Neben den Gleisen

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Boizenburg is a small town in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, in the northeast of Germany. The small kiosk close to the local railway station runs from 5:00am until 10:00pm and hosts all sorts of guests: workers from the nearby slaughterhouse, the unemployed, the local taxi driver, retirees, a single mom. In late 2015 thousands of refugees arrive at the station on their way to the reception camp outside the city. The kiosk guests who normally just drink their beer and watch soccer begin to discuss politics, sharing reflections of their own situation, allowing us a look at their lives, their frustrations and hopes.

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Details

Country of Production
Germany

Year of Production
2016

Format
DCP, BluRay

Length
85 min

Director
Dieter Schumann

Production
basthorster filmmanufaktur

Original Language
German, English, Arabic

Subtitles
English and German

Festivals / Awards

Dok Leipzig 2016 (Honorable Mention German Competition for Long Documentaries & Animated Films)