Past and present merge in this alluring puzzle from Christian Petzold, which follows Georg, a refugee from fascism who pursues Marie, the wife of the dead man whose identity he has assumed.

Transit

Drama | Foreign | Thriller | 2019

Cast

Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer

Synopsis

As fascism spreads, German refugee Georg (Franz Rogowski) flees to Marseille and assumes the identity of the dead writer whose transit papers he is carrying. Living among refugees from around the world, Georg falls for Marie (Paula Beer), a mysterious woman searching for her husband the man whose identity he has stolen. Adapted from Anna Segher s 1942 novel, TRANSIT shifts the original story to the present, blurring periods to create a timeless exploration of the plight of displaced people.

Producers

Antonin Dedet, Florian Koerner von Gustorf

Director

Christian Petzold

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Official Selection, Mill Valley Film Festival 2018
Official Selection, Chicago International Film Festival 2018
Official Selection, New York Film Festival 2018
Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival 2018
Official Selection, Sydney Film Festival 2018
Official Selection, Berlin International Film Festival 2018