Samy Szlingerbaum

Samy Szlingerbaum (Belgium, 1950-1986) was a screenwriter, actor and filmmaker. He began his career as a filmmaker by co-directing the 1973 film Le 15/8 with Chantal Akerman. He shot two short films of his own, followed by Brussels Transit (1980), his only full-length film, which tells the story of his parents moving to Brussels and making a life for themselves after the Second World War. Szlingerbaum died at the age of 36.

The chaotic settlement of a Polish Jewish family in Brussels in 1947. A brooding yet restrained biographical journey, the only feature film of the all-too-brief career of the talented Samy Szlingerbaum.

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