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For 13 years Tommy has worked in the Spätkauf at the heart of Berlin Prenzlauer Berg; an integral part of peoples daily lives, a place to buy anything you might need out of hours. Every night and all day Sunday. With ska, reggae, & dub playing out of the speakers onto the street. Then the local supermarket opens until midnight every night, the takings plummet and with ever dwindling regular customers, the decision is made to close the shop. Tommy recalls the past, portrays the present and predicts the future with the friends and customers as they all try to come to terms with the loss of this local institution. Tommy is forced to confront and reflect upon the change and upheaval in his life as well as facing some difficult home truths. An energetic mixture of fact and fiction, made without television or arts funding, supported and sponsored by individuals and companies in Berlin who simply want to see this film made. Undiluted and unfettered.