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Hartmut Bitomsky

Highway 40 West

Edition 1982
170' - 1981 - Road Movie, Historical, Documentary - Dialogue: German, English
Director: Hartmut Bitomsky
Highway 40 West is a journey past the American history, too, from the taking of the land in the east to the places of the gold rushes in the west. And it's about everyday-life in America: about the people you can meet on the street, about the story of their life, their fun and their troubles; how they work and get through, how they live in these big cities and these small towns; it's about living on this road, about motels, music and police, days and nights and the changes of the seasons, the proud "goaheadativness" and all the junk left behind.

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Hartmut Bitomsky


Hartmut Bitomsky

Director of Photography

Axel Block


Mattias Von Gunten

More information


German, English

Countries of production

United States of America, Germany



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