A cold morning on the last day of December in the early 1960s. Change of shift in the smelting works.
This border town wakes up and starts preparing to celebrate the New Year. A young man comes back home, across the border: Rocco Keipes. He has returned in order to say goodbye to the small town misery where he can find no way to live out his dreams.

On this, the last day of the year, it seems that nobody’s dreams are coming true. Rocco’s girlfriend Vero, his brother Hartmut, his sister Anke, who is planning to crack open a safe in a small business along with two petty gangsters, the gangs of youths from Luxembourg and France who are still waging their border war - they are all doomed to failure, while the dance floor echoes to the sound of the twist and the cha-cha-cha…

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Andy Bausch

Written by: Armand Strainchamps, Andy Bausch

Produced by: Norbert Walter

Original Score: Gast Walzing, Maggie Parke

Main Cast: Sabine Berg (Anke Keipes), Birol Uenel, Désirée Nosbusch (Vero Zamponi ), Jochen Senf (Bruno Kurz ), Thierry van Werveke (Petz Zamponi), Serge Wolf (Daniel)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Composer 1989
  • European Supporting Performance of the Year 1989