Smugglers, treasures, borders
Big and small stories of people smuggling between East and West Germany
The film „Smugglers, treasures, borders“ examines the often untold stories of smuggling between East and West Germany. Based on hitherto unexplored sources, it throws light on an unknown aspect of the German-German relationship. It narrates big and small stories, and chronicles both the tales of small smugglers as well as diplomatic discord at the highest levels.
It´s not a "omnium-gatherum" - a hodgepoge of stories, but a historical picture of the two Germans states in the 70s and 80s. A film with witnesses who have seen something that will never happen again.