Losers and Winners

A story of a disappearance: the ultra-modern Kaiserstuhl coal plant in Dortmund is being dismantled to be rebuilt in China. 400 Chinese workers dismember the pride of the German steel industry, supervised by a handful of German coal workers from Ruhrpott. Two (working) worlds collide, communication is complicated, the security regulations lead to constant quarrels, and misunderstandings are the order of the day. Highly motivated workers from a low-wage country come face to face with the ”standstill administrators“ of a (former) industrial country, who are financially secure, but have no prospects.

Arbeitswelten | Working Worlds 2007
Ulrike Franke
Germany 2006
96 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Ulrike Franke, Michael Loeken
Cinematography Michael Loeken, Rüdiger Spott
Editing Guido Krajewski
Music Maciej Sledziecki
With Mo Lishi, Liao Lianchun, Wu Guangyou, Pan Jinhua, Han Yühong, Wang Jianfeng, Rainer Kruska, Werner Vogt, Gerd Seibel, Peter Grimm
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