A film by Christophe Wagner


In the 19th century, America was the land of hope and the future for millions of Europeans. Thousands of peasants from Belgium and Luxembourg set off for adventure in America, at the edges of the known world. They built homes and reconstructed living areas modeled after life back home. They clung to their identities and language and called their towns Belgium, Luxemburg, Rollingstone… Luxemburg, USA is a contemporary portrait of the Midwest, of America’s conservative rural heartland, seen through the prism of a specific community, that of the Luxembourg immigrants’ descendents, their lives today, and their history.

Director and writer Christophe Wagner Luxemburg, USA
Images Carlo Thiel
Sound Carlo Thoss
Producer Willy Perelsztejn
Associate producer Joy Hoffmann

90 minutes – HDCam – Stereo – Colour

A coproduction © Nowhere Land Productions – Les Films de la Mémoire – CNA – Télésparks – Luxembourg et Grande Région, Capitale européenne de la Culture 2007 – France 3

Nominated at the Max Ophuls Preis 2007 in Saarbrücken (Germany)

Buy the dvd (in English and Luxemburgish with French subtitles) on CNA’s website
Visit the offical website (in French only): www.luxemburgusa.lu

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