Back to the West / Boris Hadzija

Having to wear a fake smile for a living is clearly eating on Maxim.

A photo next to a GDR soldier at Checkpoint Charlie is a Berlin tourist’s favorite souvenir. Surrounded by fast-food chains and gifts shop, this historical monument, between what used to be East and West Germany, has turned into its own brand, reminding only a few of their lost identity.

Maxim needs a break, a smoke, a light, a real smile. A fast-food waitress across the street – the former border – might have it all.

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