Michael Teutsch | Germany | 2017 | 1:30
English, German with English Subtitles
My film deals with the friendship of my Berlin family to a Scottish family which lasts for more than sixty years now.
In 1955 my grandma invited a Scottish soldier for X-Mas dinner and he liked our family very much and came to visit my grandmas´ home very often. We liked this young man as well and I felt like having a big brother coming out of the blue.
After Alec [the Scottish soldier] finished his national duty in Berlin he returned to Britain, met this tall, blond German girl Heidi, a nurse trainee, and both married, got three children and immigrated in 1967 to Australia.
One sister of Alex lives in Glasgow, the other in Midsomer Norton, between Bristol and Bath.
Our families kept this friendship until today, ignoring “Brexit” and other referendums.
When our families first met, it was quite uncommon for former enemies to become friends in the early 50th.