Alpine village is demolished to make way for new reservoir.
Title reads: "Farewell to a Village".
Fall, Bavaria, Germany.
Various shots of snow covered village in Alps - narrator explains these shots were taken 4 years ago.
Various shots earth excavators and bulldozers at demolishing houses in village to make way for reservoir. Various shots people moving their furniture out of houses into trucks.
L/S new village built on higher ground near sight of old one. C/U group of surveyors and architects looking over plans. C/U Alsatian dog jumping out of back of lorry. C/U men unloading cabinet from lorry. L/S woman putting up antlers on balcony of her new home.
L/S old village. M/S good house being dismantled. C/U man pushing out window frame, camera pans as it drops to the ground among other rubble. G/V brick houses being demolished. A chimney stack from house crashes into another building. G/V lorry making its way through street strewn with rubble. G/V bulldozer moving earth with water pouring through sluice in background.
Various shots of house submerged in water - the occupants refused to move until the last minute, it is all that is left of the old village!