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.
Drama | Foreign | Thriller | 2019
Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer
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.
Antonin Dedet, Florian Koerner von Gustorf