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.

Credits

Director
Scenario
Set geluid
Production company
Isabella Films
TV company
ZDF Filmredaktion ARTE
NTR
Distributor NL
A-Film Distribution

Title: The Crossing
Year: 1999
Duration : 1 hour, 30 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2000

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