A new kind of normality that has taken hold in Wittstock and filmmaker Volker Koepp has captured it for us – definitely for the last time, he says. The big factory is no longer there. Elsbeth goes from one retraining course to another, always on the hunt for a job. Renate has now been working for five years as a chambermaid in a small hotel, and Edith, who uses to be so rebellious, has moved to the Heilbronn area, works there and has become very tranquil.
When people used to ask director Volker Koepp, "Why Wittstock?" he would respond by saying that it was just like everywhere else in the GDR. After the Wende, he considers the town to be once again like everywhere else in Eastern Germany.
This installment in Wittstock documentary series captures all the changes since German Reunification with an unexpectedly light touch, with a constant tension between sadness and comedy and with incomparably beautiful pictures.