Katharina Bierner, Lisa Leiding, Marc Petersen | Germany 2008 | 21 Min. | OV
What makes rural life so distinct from urban life? Two families from upper Bavaria share their thoughts about their rural existence and their hardships. While the milk driver is on his way, gathering milk from the local farms, grandma is preparing a meal for the extended family of seven. On the other hand a mother and a daughter are working hard for their dream of breeding Arabian Horses while at the same time taking care of their own offspring. Albeit their various concerns for the future, all protagonists have a positive outlook on life. They speak openly and reveal rural curiosities. Martin, the witty milk driver talks about how a “city slicker” successfully manages to integrate himself into the countryside community. He explains why a milk driver underlies professional discretion and how globalization influences the local milk business unfavorably. He talks about rural funeral rites as well as his personal faith in a stirringly funny and at the same time perceptive manner. Their deep love for the countryside is the common trait of all the protagonists. They cannot imagine an existence different from their own; Surrounded by nature, their animals and the solidarity of the local community.