Two brothers, two bikes, 13,000 kilometres.
Identical twins, Paul and Hansen, take on a challenge to travel by bicycle from Berlin to Shanghai in seven months. A spectacular journey that takes the two brothers to the limits of their physical and mental endurance. With tents and sleeping mats, they map their route eastwards, recording their experiences and feelings in video diaries. Immediate, unadulterated authenticity is what you get from this trip.
A spectacular journey that takes the two brothers to the limits of their physical and mental endurance. They set off with tent and sleeping mat in their luggage, always heading eastwards. The tour is threatened with failure on a number of occasions: due to illness, missing visas and disputes between the two brothers. Their trip also becomes a journey of introspection, with many highs - and many lows too. Their route from Berlin to Shanghai doesn't just involve many kilometres. Long stretches are anything but safe - culminating in strange encounters with Russian border guards and a prison stay in China. Their journey leads over monumental passes and endless plains, through spectacular landscapes, to foreign cultures and exotic food – it's the trip of a lifetime.
Length5 x 30' (GER, ENG subs)
Film byRoland May
PartnersSWR, Rai 5