Transit 2018 German/French 1hr 42 mins
February 26th 2021
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 transposes the original story to the present, blurring periods to create a timeless exploration of the plight of displaced people.
Peter Bradshaw The Guardian
Transit review – brilliant existential thriller works like a dream. In Christian Petzold’s superbly deft drama, a fugitive steals someone else’s identity with deeply disturbing results. The strangeness of this story will live in your bloodstream like a virus.