Garage People

a film by Natalija Yefimkina

Garage People

Germany | 2020 | 95:00 min

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In Russia there is a phenomenon beyond ice fishing, matryoshkas and vodka: the garage settlement. Seemingly inhospitable sheds which offer refuge to a large number of Russians – mainly men. Within these few square metres, they create alternative living spaces, with ingenuity and tenacity, according to their own taste and beyond any rules. The garages are an expression of a retreat into privacy, an escape from everyday life. Behind the Arctic Circle, in an area dominated by the local mining company, the garage is a chance for self-fulfillment – and appears as diverse as the dreams of its owners.
70 Berlinale — Perspective German Cinema
Cast and Crew
  • Director Natalija Yefimkina
  • Producer Andrea Schütte, Dirk Decker
  • Director of Photography Axel Schneppat
  • Sound Ivan Arapov
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Production Company
Tamtam Film GmbH
Berhringstr. 16, 22765 Hamburg

Phone: +49 40 32522330
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