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Young Nicola leaves his depressed hometown of Palermo, Sicily, for a better life in Wolfsburg, Germany. He lands a good job at the VW plant, but without the support of his family and community, he struggles to integrate into German society. Nicola falls for a pretty local girl, but happiness eludes him as he becomes entangled in a situation that quickly spins out of control. Winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival, Werner Schroeter's film offers Nicola's story in three parts--like an opera--with each section boasting a different visual style. In German with English subtitles.

Werner Schroeter---West Germany---1980---175 mins.