The Crossing

Nora Hoppe Feature film - 1999 - 90 min.

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Surreal political drama in five acts set on one day in Brussels. Bâbak is a retired cleaner who fled twenty years ago from his homeland of Afghanistan to Belgium. He tries to forget his past. In the run-down lodging house where he has lived for years, he meets a newcomer at the breakfast table. It is the friendly but mysterious Sârbân who says he is looking for a long-lost relative. After breakfast, each goes his own way. During a second encounter, Sârbân's stories are gruesomely close to some aspects of Bâbak's own past. Another meeting takes place over lunch: Sârbân has prepared an authentic Afghani meal for Bâbak. Little by little, it turns out that the stranger knows more about Bâbak's past and the mood gets progressively grim.


Director(s) Nora Hoppe
Script Nora Hoppe
Producer(s) Els Vandevorst
Wilfried Depeweg
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Director of Photography
Walther Vanden Ende
Production Design
Vessela Martschewski
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