Kärleken (1980)

Run Time - 71 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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This uneven drama, uneven perhaps because of budget problems, looks at the dilemma of Erich Nussbaum (Gedalia Besser) a German Jew who has lived in Tel Aviv for several decades. Erich is separated from his wife and his inner turmoil keeps him apart from his son Michael (Yair Elazar) and from his neighbors as well. He is trying to decide whether he should return to Berlin. He was forced out by the Nazis before World War II began, but unlike himself, the Germans in the enclaves around him have not altered their old ways at all. It is as though they never left Germany. As Erich debates these issues he leans more and more towards leaving. Transit was a competing film at the 1980 Berlin Film Festival.