FILM: Village of Socks

villageVillage of Socks
Satul Sosetelor
Germany, Romania,
2006, 78 min

In the small village Viscri, in the middle of Transylvania (Romania), all women are knitting socks. A German, Harald Riese, sells the socks to Germany, to Austria and to other countries. And he also enjoys living in Viscri. He teaches to Viscri-children German, he plays piano and sings about the beauty of the Romanian language and last but not least, he organizes the sock-export to Western Europe. Slowly by slowly all the village became a sock-factory. This documentary is a portrait of a very special village, isolated in a beautiful landscape but still full of life.

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