a film by Irene Langemann


Germany | 2008 | 90:00 min

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Since the end of World War II, American armed forces have been stationed in Ramstein in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. The fascination for the "American way of life" has not only cast a spell over many Germans there, but it has also left visible traces in the area. On the Ramstein Air Base, the largest US air base found on foreign soil, one even has the impression of being in "Little America."
Although the drama of the Iraq War has led some Germans to become disenchanted with the superpower, the people of the area cannot imagine a life without Americans. Particularly when it comes to German-American marriages. Although there is an occasional clash of cultures in the individual relationships, the German wives and husbands nonetheless usually share the patriotic attitude of their American partners. And since the service members are regularly deployed to Iraq, the German spouses are also closely involved with the events of the war. Their lives are full of worry and anxiety about their
loved ones, who could possibly return home from the conflict area injured or even dead.
The film presents highly personnel German-American family stories from "Little America," Germany, against the backdrop of the Iraq War and the current situation of the conflict.
Cast and Crew
  • Director Irene Langemann
  • Producer Wolfgang Bergmann
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