Director: 
Agnieszka Holland
Featuring: 
Jalal Altawil, Maja Ostaszewska, Behi Djanati Atai, Tomasz Wlosok
Language: 
Polish, Arabic, English, French
Production Country: 
Poland, USA, Czechia, et al.
Runtime
152 minutes
Rating
Genre
Drama
Year
2023
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"Affirms the sanctity of life through the superhuman distance some will go to protect theirs."—Charles Bramesco, Little White Lies

"A heart-in-mouth thriller... that wraps its social critique in the razor wire of punchy, intelligent cinematic craft in order to elicit precisely such emotions."—Jessica Kiang, Variety

"Profoundly moving, flawlessly executed."—Leslie Felperin, Hollywood Reporter


In the treacherous and swampy forests that make up the so-called “green border” between Belarus and Poland, refugees from the Middle East and Africa are lured by government propaganda promising easy passage to the European Union. Unable to cross into Europe and unable to turn back, they find themselves trapped in a rapidly escalating geopolitical stand-off. An unflinching depiction of the migrant crisis captured in stark black-and-white, this riveting film explores the intractable issue from multiple perspectives: a Syrian family fleeing ISIS caught between cruel border guards in both countries; young guards instructed to brutalize and reject the migrants; and activists who aid the refugees at great personal risk.

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