a film by Igor Chojna
Germany/Poland | 2018 | documentary | 72 min
The village of Osinów Dolny lies near the German border and proudly boasts 43 hair salons. The price for a short haircut: seven Euros. While the older hairdresser Halina and her unmotivated assistant Andżela wait for customers, Halina offers unsolicited life advice. The customers usually come from across the border in Germany; the older ones remember when the village was still called Niederwutzen. This place has gone through many transformations over the course of German and Polish history. Customers are dwindling, competition grows fiercer. But gossip and small talk in the hairdresser’s seat – that’s eternal.