After the Golden Palm for Marian Crisan’s short film Megatron in 2008, his feature debut was eagerly expected. Less than two years later, we have the disarming Morgen.
Mild in tone and with almost hidden slapstick, the film tells the story of the ageing supermarket guard Nelu, who finds a Turkish refugee when he goes fishing in the morning. The Turk has found himself in the northwest of Romania on his way to Germany and asks Nelu for help. Most people would leave the man to his fate, but Nelu is a nice guy. He hides the incomprehensible Behran in his cellar. He has to wait for an opportunity to smuggle him over the border.
The matter-of-fact way in which the Romanian helps the unknown traveller expresses the absurd fierceness with which borders are guarded in Europe and challenges the prevailing ideology that foreigners are enemies. Crisan’s calm camera work and the natural light serve to create a friendly atmosphere in which Nelu's consideration is almost matter-of-fact.

Filmmaker
Marian Crisan
Country
Romania, France, Hungary
Year
2010
Medium
35mm
Length
100’
Language
Romanian, Hungarian
Producer
Anca Puiu
Production Company
Mandragora
Sales
Les Films du Losange
Writer
Marian Crisan
Cinematography
Tudor Mircea
Editor
Tudor Pojoni
Production Design
Róbert Köteles
Sound Design
Calin Potcoava
Cast
András Hatházi, Yilmaz Yalcin
Website
http://filmsdulosange.fr/en/film/179/morgen-1