Tuesday, September 7, 2004


Original title: Die Mitte
Documentary with English subtitles

The geographical center of Europe lies somewhere between Norway, Greece, Portugal and Russia. Currently over a dozen towns all claim to be the "center" of Europe.

This is a rambling odyssey to “find” the true center of Europe. While travelling about and interviewing some of the locals we also get to see how these people live and what their hopes and aspirations are. Since most of the trek is through areas that were once part of the Communist world (Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine) there is a certain similar drabness about most of the places visited. Not an inspiring sight.

The tongue in cheek manner of the interviews keeps it light although the whole thing is a little too long.

for General Audiences

This movie would probably have little appeal to anyone not into travelling.

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