Zen­za­tional love story

IN TRANZIT (Uni­ver­sal, cert 15, £14.99)

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Books & Dvds -

IT’S amaz­ing how af­ter all these years, lit­tle known real life World War Two events still in­spire films. This one is set in a snow­bound Soviet POW camp with a sadis­tic com­man­der in Pavlov (John Malkovitch), but the guards are all fe­male. Vera Farmiga plays Natalia, a com­pas­sion­ate camp doc­tor whose men­tally un­sta­ble hus­band is al­lowed to work at the camp so as she can monitor him. When a group of male Ger­man pris­on­ers ar­rive, and it is sus­pected some may be SS of­fi­cers try­ing to es­cape trial for war crimes, the dy­namic struc­ture of re­la­tion­ships is changed. The re­sult is an in­tense and of­ten mov­ing drama which also demon­strates that love can be found in the most un­likely of places.

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In which ac­tion film­did Malkovitch co-star with Nicolas Cage? En­tries to Alex Gor­don, Tranzit comp.

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