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Samba and Sauerkraut - German Legends at the Rio Carnival

German mythology and the carnival in Rio - how are they supposed to fit together? One of the city’s most famous samba schools, the "Unidos da Tijuca,” has taken up a very special challenge - presenting German culture to more than 70,000 people in the audience at the annual "Sambódromo” contest.

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German mythology and the carnival in Rio - how are they supposed to fit together? One of the city’s most famous samba schools, the "Unidos da Tijuca,” has taken up a very special challenge - presenting German culture to more than 70,000 people in the audience at the annual "Sambódromo” contest. The preparations have taken nearly a year - from the initial planning and the search for sponsors to the costume design, building the floats and the final dress rehearsal before the big day. This documentary follows this elaborate project as it becomes reality.