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Palermo or Wolfsburg (1980)
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Palermo or Wolfsburg (1980)
Original name: Palermo oder Wolfsburg
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Palermo or Wolfsburg (German: Palermo oder Wolfsburg) is a 1980 film by Werner Schroeter. It tells the story of an Italian immigrant who comes to West Germany in search of work.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, stylized
Plot: courtroom, misfit, injustice, life is a bitch, love and romance, fall in love, society, working class, social misfits, immigrants, disorder, rivalry, fish out of water, culture clash, courtroom drama, girlfriend, migrant worker, stabbed to death, italian abroad
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, germany, europe, sicily

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