Border crossings in retouched countries. Germany-Palestine, two sides of a coin. The remembrance of the one becomes the forgetting of others, when the state-ordered memory culture overgrows the true story.
Israel - Palestine - Germany. Jews, Palestinians and visitors of a "devastated country", as well as those affected by hopeless states in Germany, tell stories of their lives in a stretch of land criss-crossed by ancient and new walls, remembrance calls for fragmented life, borderlines between times in search of Him Meanwhile, fragments of archaic time are being re-practiced in a "modern" form, ensnared by the struggle for narrative that takes place within (quasi) religious spheres, people more alienated from themselves and their history, more than ever artificial in ludicrous designs identities.
An Israeli peace activist fighting for his cause in Germany and a European Jewess in Jerusalem remember the expulsion from their original homeland and the existential insecurity that a Palestinian in the West Bank feels because he fears that he must leave his country as well.
In a region where holy walls survive and new ones are built for repression, Palestinian workers work stone blocks and bring them into a new form. Similar to a Dominican monk who transforms historical photos of Palestine into digital copies for posterity in the basement of a monastery. But when an old guerilla filmmaker from Chicago "scents" uran-contaminated images of saints in the "eternal city of God," even the Palestinian lad no longer understands the world. Just like the last performance artist in a nightmare who was plowed by a special forces commando in the Swabian hinterland, a Gaza strip in front of his studio.
People, myths and walls as well as expulsion, homelessness and the question of origin supply the fuel that the road movie digs in the "zone of memory" with the shovels of poetry. A thriller ensnares with heretical scenes the ubiquitous checkpoints, as well as the bombarded with German bombing Israeli army and developed with explosive humor in the consideration of frustrating protest and victim marches in Jerusalem, as well as in a small town on Lake Constance the "perennial" Middle East conflict "Happening in the land of the dead" Finally, one comes to the realization that "Jerusalem is everywhere".