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Shunters

East Germany, 1984 (MIFF 1986)

Director: Jurgen Bottcher

Day and night, n all weathers,the shunters are at work in the largest goods and shunting station in the DDR, in Dresden. An impressionistic documentary without commentary, which provides both an authentic document of labour in difficult conditions and images of great aesthetic power.

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