A doll trapped in a box that could also be a cell. When a ray of light illuminates one of the walls in a bright and friendly manner, it arouses hopes for something new, something better or at least something different.
The time is ripe for the young Ela to leave the melancholy of her rural, Polish homeland behind. The “golden West”, with all its promises and temptations, is calling. In distant Ireland everything is supposedly fine, or at least better.
It is the last of its kind. Once a landmark and at the same time a place of consumption and for coming together, the department store today looks like a relic from another world that has stumbled aimlessly into the present.
Villages are shrinking, dying out or disappearing for a number of reasons. Often both jobs and a decent infrastructure are lacking. Kursdorf has both in abundance. This is precisely why the village in northern Saxony is dying out. A gentle exploration of the loudest village in Germany.
Hungary in 1991: Zsófi joins a children's choir which has already won many prizes. At the first rehearsal she realises that things are not quite right. Her friend Liza doesn't want to accept the unfair methods and comes up with a plan.