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Verplant (2021) - Poster


How two guys try to cycle from Germany to Vietnam

In theaters on May 13th (Germany)

They're untrained, unstoppable and full of verve — Otti and Keule want to go from Heiligenstadt in Central Germany along the Silk Road to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) in Southern Vietnam. All by bicycle. Fairly out of shape they start heading east with their brand new bikes during the record-breaking summer of 2018.

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About us

Group photo - Manpower Express

In 2008 the four of us set out to cross half of Europe by bicycle. Four months and more than 8,000 kilometers later, the three of us arrived back home. After accomplishing this tremendous feat, we awarded ourselves the well deserved name "Manpower Express".

Ten years later we went one step further and cycled from Germany to Vietnam.

In 2020 we founded the movie production company Interactive Bread.

Portrait - Waldemar Schleicher

Waldemar Schleicher


Portrait - Tobias John

Tobias John


Portrait - Matthias Schneemann

Matthias Schneemann



Super Eastbound Bros. (2020) - Poster

Super Eastbound Bros. (2020)

Waldemar magnificently answers the question whether it's possible to squeeze a ten months long journey into a twenty minute short film.

Laurels - Asia South East Short Film Festival Laurels - Asia South East Short Film Festival Laurels - Andaras Traveling Film Festival
Laurels - Under The Stars IFF Laurels - Copper Coast IFF Laurels - CineManiacs
Manpower Express (2018-2019) - Poster

Manpower Express (2018 - 2019)

To Vietnam Along The Silk Road

13,000 kilometers and ten months on the bicycle. Matthias and Tobias film themselves with a camera on their tour from Germany to Vietnam — and Waldemar produces a web series with 45 episodes and a total runtime of more than eight hours.

Laurels - Almaty Indie FF
Laurels - Los Angeles CineFest Laurels - Short to the Point Laurels - International Webserie Fest of Calais Laurels - Roma CinemaDOC Laurels - die Seriale


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