Lichter (German: Lights; English title Distant Lights) is a German film, released in 2003. The film takes place on the Polish-German border at Słubice and Frankfurt (Oder). It has an ensemble cast, and the various threads illustrate the daily life between the two countries.
Unlike many ensemble films, the subplots of the film mostly do not interconnect with each other, and the film ends without a finale. Instead, the story threads illustrate life on the border between two countries; what appears to be poverty and desperation to some is a promised land for others, worth risking their lives to reach. The threads are:
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Nov 30, 2003; "If it's so bad here, why didn't you stay where you came from?" asks a character in the German film "Distant Lights," which is...