Karen Stokkendal Poulsen / Denmark / 2013 / 58 min.
Danish director Karen Stokkendal Poulsen peers behind the curtain of diplomatic talks between Serbia and Kosovo in the European Union. The year is 2012 and the Serbs are eager for EU membership, while Kosovo strives to gain recognition of its independence. Meanwhile the EU needs to strengthen its credibility as the supposed guardian of European stability. The atmosphere surrounding each negotiating team is tense. Every point of dispute is accompanied by heated emotions. Will the European negotiator succeed in achieving consensus? Can a well-chosen necktie help alleviate the tense atmosphere?