‘Transit’ Trailer: Filmmaker Christian Petzold’s Unique Film Tackles Life In A Modern-Day Occupied France

At first glance, you might assume that the new film “Transit” is a story about France in the 1940s during the time of German occupation. But then a modern police van is seen, the officers are using contemporary riot gear, and everything just looks so…new. And thus you begin to see just why director Christian Petzold’s film is such a mind-boggling affair.

In the new trailer for “Transit,” which is based on the acclaimed 1942 novel of the same name from author Anna Segher, you meet a young man named Georg who, through some wacky coincidences, finds himself in possession of transit papers that will allow him to flee occupied France.

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