The Porcupine: School of Courtesy
(Das Stacheltier – Schule der Höflichkeit)
Das Stacheltier – Schule der Höflichkeit © DEFA-Stiftung
A shipment of aluminum pots have arrived at a home goods store, but they can't be sold because the staff can't find the bill. One saleswoman attempts to deal with the long line of customers while the others are engaged in private conversations. An eldery customer repeatedly tries to ask about the price of the pots, but when she comes back later, everything has been sold except for one which the friendly saleswoman has kept on hold. A satirical commentary on shopping in the GDR.