Bittersweet Chocolate on local screens

Article published on Nov. 22, 2010
Article published on Nov. 22, 2010
Luxembourg’s hardest-working director, Andy Bausch, was originally doing research for a fiction project about a Luxembourg girl who falls in love with an American G.I. during WWII, when he realized that many of the amazing war-time stories from the people were too precious not to be recorded.

Much of Bausch’ material has found its way into one of the director’s most accomplished documentaries yet: Schockela, Knätschgummi a Brong Puppelcher (international title: Chocolate, Chewing Gum and Brown Babies), which looks at the arrival of the American army in Luxembourg during WWII and how the Luxembourgers interacted with Americans, their culture (or, sometimes, lack thereof) and the exotic things mentioned in the title that they left behind.

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