Without words, we're left to consider whether love and attraction can break through the impasse of human intolerance.



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Mutaleni Nadimi ...


As a train rumbles trough the darkness, an African girl enters the wagon. A young man with a bald shaved head is staring out the window when she puts her luggage in the rack above his head. Except for him and the girl, everybody is asleep. He looks at her. When she looks back he turns his head away. His heart is bouncing so loud he can almost hear it. Love is blind, isn't it? Written by Bram Schouw

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Without words, we're left to consider whether love and attraction can break through the impasse of human intolerance.


Short | Drama





Release Date:

5 June 2009 (USA)  »

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Безвыходное положение  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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It does not make any sense at all
19 June 2017 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

"Impasse" is a Dutch short film from 2009, so two more years only until this one will have its 10th anniversary. The writer and director is Bram Schouw and this is still among his most known effort a decade later. There is no spoken language in here, so you won't need subtitles no matter which languages you do(n't) speak. This is the story of a skinhead sitting in the train next to a black woman and from the circumstances and minor things happening we are supposed to believe that they do not only like each other, but that even some kind of attraction develops. Sounds pretty random and unrealistic doesn't it? Yes it is. Nothing about it really made sense and this applies 100% to both characters and the way they behave in here. The situation just has nothing to do with reality. With the man being a random non-Nazi guy, it would just have been an uninspired and boring movie, but the path they actually took made it a truly unauthentic piece and it's a shame to see how many people fell for it apparently looking at the rating here on IMDb. I personally think that films about tolerance do rather harm to the subject than helping it when they are poorly made like this one. That's why I give it a major thumbs-down and don't recommend checking it out.

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