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Peter Plesa left Romania in 1990, walking all
the way from Romania to Austria. He stayed in the famous camp in Traiskirchen
and a refugee house in Lower Austria for 9 months before he found work
in Kötschach-Mauthen. Since 1991 he lives there together with his
wife Aurelia in my grandfathers house. "The Romanians"
portraits two "well integrated" immigrants with common aims.
Their capitalist desires and a-political view are put in contrast with
their former life in Romania and the difficulties they faced when they
first arrived in Austria.
Script, Camera, Editing: Heidrun Holzfeind. Cast:
Aurelia Plesa, Peter Plesa. VHS footage: Aurelia and Peter Plesa.