Camera: Peter Badel
Coprodution: Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR), Leipzig
Producer: Frank Löprich
Life histories from Neustadt. Life on the edge. A longing for love. Life never works perfectly and is never how you expected it would be. What is normal? What lies slumbering under the blankets, exhausted by day-to-day conflicts? The film is an observation in Germany on the cusp of the new century.
‘[…] They could manage to overcome the crippling feeling of being shallow if they really weren’t shallow. This is what you feel in Neustadt, but it’s not a feeling exclusive to the East. It can be felt in West Germany too, especially in those cities, landscapes or housing developments that are doomed to disappear, taking their inhabitants down with them. And nobody cares about it.’