Die Kleinstadt

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German (Germany)

Due to globalization and the departure of American forces, the former shoe metropolis of Pirmasens has lost much of its former glory and workplaces. Jobs and inhabitants have been lost and the city has to defend itself against bad statistics and negative headlines. Today, 40,000 people still live in the city on the edge of the Palatinate Forest and have chosen to live in Pirmasens. This film portrays them: People who don't have much in common except love for their city: seven characters from different social classes. They show us their lives, what they love and sometimes also how they suffer. These people could live anywhere, but they live in Pirmasens. That shapes them, and they shape Pirmasens.