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Pass

Germany, 1994 (MIFF 1994, Fiction)

Director: Penelope Buitenhuis

This simple story about a Nigerian immigrant who's lost his passport cleverly explores issues of racism and alienation in a foreign country. A new film from the director of Trouble (MIFF 93).

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