Producer
Director
Jobst Knigge
Editor
Genre
Culture
Broadcaster
ZDFKultur
Length
1 x 30'
Format
16:9 HDTV
Year
2011
A life beside
Middle Ages

"A life beside" shows bizarre and adventurous life worlds. What drives people to flee, how do they set up their new lives and how big is the difference between them and us "normal citizens"? What is the fascination of the different subcultures? Because apparently they offer something that the "real" world cannot offer people.

There are people for whom another time was the better one. The second episode of "A Life Apart" travels to two medieval markets and discovers a different world. A world where people fought for honour, fought on horseback, cooked on the fire and hammered in the forge. The film accompanies a doctor and his two operating theatre nurses as musketeers, Lord and Lady McColgan who dream of the Scottish Highlands, the riders of the club "Die Rosserer" and a Saxon pit worker's family into their life next door.

First broadcast: Fri, 05 August 2011, 22:30, ZDF.Kultur.

A life beside: Middle Ages

"A life beside" shows bizarre and adventurous life worlds. What drives people to flee, how do they set up their new lives and how big is the difference between them and us "normal citizens"? What is the fascination of the different subcultures? Because apparently they offer something that the "real" world cannot offer people.

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