The paths of two foreign men, Bābak and Sārbān, cross in the kitchen of a pension and in the streets of an impenetrable city. The bond that rises between them reaches a dramatic peak when one arouses in the other a long oppressed memory of a moving experience.
“The Crossing” deals with the theme of exile… not simply political, geographical exile, but an inner exile. It takes place on one day, from dawn to night, and is set in the kitchen of a boarding house and on the streets of an impervious Western European city…
Nora Hoppe seeks to portray a man’s solitude and inner isolation from the “inside”, through the “state of mind” of this man as he goes through this one particular day gradually confronting his past. The element of time here is thus totally subjective.
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Behrouz Vossoughi, Johan Leysen
Director(s) of Photography
Walther van den Ende
Piotr van Dijk
Floris Vos and Vincent de Pater
Tat Film (Germany), Zentropa (Denmark), NPS Broadcasting (NL), ZDF Broadcasting (Germany), Arte Broadcasting
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