The Cars We Drove Into Capitalism

The Cars We Drove Into Capitalism
Auta, kterými jsme dojeli do kapitalismu

Bulgaria, Germany, Denmark, Croatia, Czech Republic / 2021 / 93 min
Documentary

The Cars We Drove Into Capitalism
Auta, kterými jsme dojeli do kapitalismu

Bulgaria, Germany, Denmark, Croatia, Czech Republic / 2021 / 93 min
Documentary

For many decades, half of Europe was facing the complicated task of selecting a new car among hundreds of new models arriving to the market every year. The other half was left to choose from 10 to 15 available makes and models – products of socialist automotive industry – which were usually out of fashion, slow, clumsy, a pain to drive and repair. However, they were status symbols, no less important than a Chevy or a Mercedes in the West. In almost every family, there was a much loved, long-awaited polished and groomed Moskvich, Skoda, Trabi or Dacia. It represented a touch of freedom, opening new horizons to make that long-dreamed trip to East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, or Hungary, or at least to a lake or mountains.

Writer / Boris Missirkov , Georgi Bogdanov    DoP / Boris Missirkov , Georgi Bogdanov    Editor / Emil Granicharov , Jacob Thuessen    Music / Dalibor Grubačević    Sound / Ivan Zelić , Veselin Zografov

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