Luxembourg life in all its various facets

This summer RTL Today is presenting a new 24-part documentary series taking an offbeat look at Luxembourg life. While they are subtitled in English, there is no voice-over, with people speaking their various languages. The series was first broadcast on RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg in 2015.

Each episode is the work of a different director from the K-13 collective. He or she follows a person within their community, permitting the spectator, through that person's daily life, dreams and personal conflicts, to immerse themselves in a new reality. Containing no commentary or judgements, the series is inspired by documentary observation films, giving each producer the chance to offer his own view on a given situation.

Between a drug addict's woes and the adventures of a Luxembourg family on holiday, the episodes can take on a more serious or light tone. All concern a single person's destiny, but are at the same time incorporated into a larger socio-cultural community, which is finally that of Luxembourg. The complementary nature of the various episodes give the viewer a highly-nuanced view of our country and its inhabitants.

routwäissgro: episode 10 - "Clean up your act"
Directed by: Julie Schroell

David is a young divorced father who works at the recycling centre in Schifflange. Every day, hundreds of people come to get rid of their rubbish. David and his colleagues make sure that the centre runs smoothly and they direct customers to the containers. Mind your own Business shows the confrontations between people who meet within the Luxembourgish microcosm and the ensuing situations, sometimes funny, sometimes serious.

About Julie Schroell

Julie Schroell studied history and film in Brussels. She works as a director and artist in Berlin and Luxembourg. In 2007 she directed the documentary E stoarkt Stéck Minett - 100 years of Youth in Esch, which won the prize for best photography at the ‘Mémorimages’ Festival in Spain. Next, she directed De Bauereblues – the farmers’ blues, which was shown at various festivals around the world.

Julie has also directed corporate films and music videos, among others for the band ‘De Läb’ and ‘Say Yes Dog’. In 2014, she directed her first fictional short film Mister Rocket. She also works in the field of art video for theatres in Berlin and Luxembourg. In 2014, she set up the company “Loufok Productions” with Charlotte Bruneau. It’s currently producing her second documentary for the channel Al Jazeera.