„ Shoe Shine" is about much more than only achieving the perfect polish. The film portays several people for whom shining shoes is not just a necessary evil, but a cherished part of their lives. They gather at the shoe shine seminar given by the oldest shoe manufacturing house in Germany, founded in 1596, to learn everything about finessing the perfect shoe care. From polishing to philosophizing, it's not a big step. And, of course they center around those things, that give our lives the necessary shine.