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International Perspective

The Exit of the Trains

Iesirea Trenurilor Din Gara

Romania 2020 Documentary p&b 175 min.

On June 29th, 1941, the Jewish residents of the city of Iasi were rounded up and beaten, shops and homes were looted, and most of the men were shot or crowded onto trains, where they later died of asphyxiation. While Germans took part in the pogrom, the majority of the perpetrators were Romanian policemen, military officers and civilians. With a radical, pared-down approach, the film lists the names of those who died, illustrating them with photographs from passports and family albums. Astoundingly sober accounts are heard in voiceover. Through repetition, accumulation and variation, the filmmakers make the scale of the atrocity tangible, and give the number of victims a concrete form.

Presented at Berlin International Film Festival.

documentary war history Romania international festivals


Radu Jude, Adrian Cioflâncă


Radu Jude, Adrian Cioflâncă


Marius Panduru


Cătălin Cristuțiu


Ada Solomon, Carla Fotea, Radu Jude

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