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Palermo or Wolfsburg

Palermo oder Wolfsburg

Directed by Werner Schroeter
Switzerland, West Germany, 1980


An impoverished young man from Sicily travels to Wolfsburg, West Germany to find work. He is arrested after killing two Germans with his knife when they question his honor.

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Palermo or Wolfsburg Directed by Werner Schroeter

Critics reviews

[Schroeter's] subject is the effect of economic migration on people who uproot themselves midlife from their families, homes, and traditions to seek work in places where their exertions are needed but their presence is unwelcome. The clashes of culture—of a Mediterranean heartiness smacking into northern formality, of innocent sincerity wounded by abrasive irony—have both dramatic impact and historical resonance.
April 10, 2014
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