Romania, 2010, 100 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: France, Hungary
Topics: Buddy Picture, Drama
Program: Awards Buzz : Best Foreign Language Film
Language: Romanian English Sub-Titles
Mild-mannered Nelu works as a security guard in the local supermarket in Salonta, a small town on the Romanian-Hungarian border. This is a place where many illegal emigrants try to cross, by any means possible, to Hungary and then further into Western Europe. For Nelu, each day is mostly the same. Fishing at dawn, then work, and finally home with his wife, Florica. They live alone at an isolated farmhouse outside town. One morning, Nelu “fishes” something totally different out of the river: a Turkish man trying to cross the border. Not able to communicate verbally, the two men still understand each other to a certain extent. Nelu takes the loquacious stranger to the farmhouse, gives him some dry clothes, food and shelter. “Morgen,” Nelu tells him, tomorrow things will work out. Crisan’s poignant comic drama highlights the wonderful, unexpected kindness of average people and the utter absurdity of borders. Winner: Best Director, Best Actor, FIPRESCI Prize, Thessaloniki Film Festival.
Director Marian Crisan is expected to attend both screenings.
DIRECTOR: Marian Crisan
Producer: Anca Puiu, Marianne Slot, Ivan Angelusz
Editor: Tudor Pojoni
Screenwriter: Marian Crisan
Cinematographer: Tudor Mircea
Music: Calin Potcoava
Principal Cast: Andrá Hatházi, Yilmaz Yalcin, Elvira Rimbu, Dorin C. Zachei, Molnar Levente, Razvan Vicoveanu
Filmography: Debut Feature
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