A group of German workers start a tough building job in
rural Bulgaria. Unwelcome, the men are interlopers in someone else’s territory;
cornered by local people that view them with contempt. One of the German men -
an ex-soldier named Meinhard - begins to befriend some of the locals, sending
tensions rippling through the village.
An enigmatic study of nationalism, masculinity and
community, built on the foundations of a classic Western but brought right into
contemporary Eastern Europe.