This quintessional road movie, made in black and white, views life through two men travelling round Germany. This creates a loosely-framed structure in which to investigate various subjects with emotional honesty, stunning visuals, lack of contrivance and great music. Subtitled.
An American-German returns to the FDR in 1945 to work as a waiter on a new train, the previous one having been derailed but finds the changes superficial and the new consumerism cloaks sinister unbroken threads from the past. Haunting and hypnotic, literally. An art-house must-see.