Nelu, a man in his forties, works as a security guard in the local supermarket in Salonta, a small town on the Romanian-Hungarian border. This is the place where many illegal emigrants try to cross, by any means possible, to Hungary and then further to Western Europe. For Nelu, days go by the same.
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More of that shot-so-past-sunset it's almost inky-black but I can see an outline so I'll let the sound do the rest. A lush looking and largely hand-held 35mm feature debut that follows a man who is befriended by a 'border jumper' from Turkey. The film becomes very much a comment on the absurdity of law within the EU, from our hero's security guard job to the border cops. Engaging with subtle humour. 3.5 stars
Well made, low key tale which displays the absurdities of rules for the sake of rules through the companionship that develops between a Romanian supermarket security guard and the Turkish border crosser he encounters while fishing.