Filmmakers Georg Tiller and Claudio Pheifer take viewers on a tour of the new Europe with this documentary set on the rails of one of the oldest and longest small-gauge railroads on the planet. Nestled on a remote region of the border between Romania and the Ukraine known as the Valley of Water, this antiquated railroad is run by a Romanian-Swiss wood processing company that manufactures wooden windows and doors. As of January 1, 2007, however, the same railway tracks used by this profitable company also mark the border of the European Union. Follow the workers who travel 43km into this valley every day on a mission to chop down trees, load them on the train, and make the five hour journey back to the processing plant where they will be transformed into windows and doors and distributed all throughout Europe. In addition to meeting the loggers, viewers also meet the Romanian border officials who police the rails on modified busses, and experience such unexpected surprises as the sudden appearance of a brass band.
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