One day in Europe (Germania -Spagna 2005) di H. Stöhr ruota intorno alla finale della Champions League a Mosca tra il Galatasaray di Istanbul e il Deportivo La Coruña. Quattro episodi, legati alla partita, che si svolgono in quattro città: Mosca, Istanbul, Santiago de Compostela e Berlino. Lelingue e le nazionalità sono tante proprio a comporre un mosaico in cui ogni tassello trae la sua bellezza dalla composizione che contribuisce a formare. Film ad episodi attraversati da un delicato umorismo. Da vedere in un momento in cui intolleranza e diffidenza stanno crescendo in modo preoccupante.
"The film's underlying premise is already contained in the title. "One Day in Europe" can mean the present, today, this one particular day in Europe. But it can also be understood as "One Day in Europe, there will be...." in the sense of "some day, in the future..." And this is where one can find Utopia. How is it possible to make a film about Europe, its various mentalities, its people? What cities should one include? What symbols? Since I not only wanted to write the film but also direct it, I had some very practical considerations to make. I live in Berlin, spent some time in Santiago de Compostela, have good friends in Istanbul and was in Moscow several times. Besides, I just had to have Moscow in a film on Europe....I wanted to make a film of small scenes, of moments that I myself have experienced before in a similar fashion. I was always concerned about the European moment, the meeting of the various European mentalities. One Day in Europe: the film is about the here and now, but it tells us about a certain utopia at the same time. Some day, there will be a United States of Europe, with Istanbul in it, and Moscow, too. And how will we communicate among ourselves? In Denglisch or Spanglish, Franglais or Frallemand? I'm placing my bet on European English, peppered with Leitmotiv and kaputt, with mise en scène and siesta, with ciao and chill-out area, with nasdrovje and merhaba".