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  • The dream of two young men to become sailors collides with the harsh realities of life in East Germany.


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  • GDR in the 1980s. Two East German dock workers dream an impossible dream: of sailing out to the sea. SHORES OF HOPE tells the story of two East-German dock workers, Cornelis Schmidt and Andreas Hornung, who, in the 1980s, dream an impossible dream: of sailing out to sea. Their lives take a fateful turn when Cornelis falls in love with the young Vietnamese woman Phuong Mai and a fellow worker is betrayed.

    A story about destinies in a repressive nation, about hope, longing and disillusionment, and about what one is ready to sacrifice for the big dream.

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