Transit (Christoph Zirngibl)
Transit tells the story of truck driver Martin (Clemens Schick) who is almost being dismissed since he fails to deliver his load on schedule even though he already exceeds the driving time required by law. Martin is totally exhausted, but he needs the job. Carrier Roland (Andreas Hoppe) grudgingly gives him one last chance. At a motorway station, a young East European, Ramona (Annika Blendl), asks him to give her a ride. Martin doesn’t know yet that Ramona is a prostitute fleeing from her pimp (Bernd Michael Lade) who is closer on her heels than she thought.
The movie depicts the odyssey of two people who must stand their ground in the strange “freeway” cosmos every day. Mobility has become their personal prison: Martin is confined to his truck and Ramona to a grubby caravan where she has to receive her clients. Surrounded by dreary solitude and marooned in a network of concreted lifelines, these two individuals are connected to each other by their fears and hopes.
Christoph Zirngibl’s score is the perfect companion to both picture and drama. It puts you in Martin’s truck, in Ramona’s head and on the asphalt of the highway. It’s warm where it needs to be warm and cold when called for. A very sensible, genuinely beautiful and evocative score. This is our second release for young and promising German composer Christoph Zirngibl.
MMS14012/KRONCD044 • TRANSIT (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Music Composed by CHRISTOPH ZIRNGIBL
Release date (digital): May 27, 2014
Release date (CD): June 3, 2014