China, USA, South Africa, Finland, Brazil, Switzerland and McDonalds everywhere. The hamburger road takes us around the world into the lifes of six people with one thing in common: they all work for Big Mac.
One job, six different fates. Caught in the midst of the battle for market share, the dictates of accountancy and the logic of time and motion, each is seeking for his or her place in this big little world.
Theres Jenny in Switzerland, raising ckickens and fighting for her family; William in Rio, who is trying to escape from poverty and looking to his religion for guidance; Franz in South Africa, torn between his job in Johannesburg and the claims of his family in the township; Mao, who would like to see her native China establish links with the modern world, and also find herself a husband; Connie in Las Vegas, who would like a daughter and many other changes besides; and finally Jarmo in Lapland, who in his own way ist trying to escape the global pressure at the polar circle.