Detroit in the US Rust Belt and Bochum in Germany’s industrial Ruhr region – as different as these two cities may be, both have been significantly shaped by the automotive industry. Following the end of the industrial age, these regions are undergoing fundamental changes and the people on both sides of the Atlantic are in search of a new identity.
Michael Loeken, Ulrike Franke
Michael Loeken for filmproduktion loekenfranke gbr, Ulrike Franke for filmproduktion loekenfranke gbr
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In the middle of one of the largest industrial areas in Europe, the Ruhr region, a beautiful, artificial lake with a luxurious residential area has been developed – marina and piazza included. A light and often absurdly comic film about the transition from an industrial to a leisure society.…