31st Hof International Film Festival 1997


31st Hof International Film Festival 1997

Directors: Thomas Füting & Christian Virmond
Documentary | D | 1997
83 min | ComMag

31st Hof International Film Festival

People living in rural areas depend on their cars without which even mundane things like going to school or work, visiting friends and going shopping are more or less impossible. But for many young men, mobility has become a kind of fetish; they regard their cars as cult objects more important than everything else, even their spare time or their girlfriends. The toll is enormous.

Everybody knows of friends who died in accidents. It seems as if their lives revolve around tuned cars, styled convertibles, trips to the discotheque and the crosses on the roadside erected for those who bit the dust. But for the living, the crosses don’t serve as a warning; rather, they seem to be fatalistic – some crash, others don’t. The film was shot in Oberpfalz but could take place anywhere in the countryside.