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Transit (2018)

Not Rated | | Drama, Sci-Fi | 1 March 2019 (USA)
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Set in seemingly contemporary times, a man who belongs to a persecuted minority attempts to escape from fascist-run France to America but falls in love with the wife of a dead author whose identity he has assumed.

Director:

Christian Petzold

Writers:

Christian Petzold (adaptation), Anna Seghers (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Franz Rogowski ... Georg
Paula Beer ... Marie
Godehard Giese ... Richard
Lilien Batman Lilien Batman ... Driss
Maryam Zaree ... Melissa
Barbara Auer ... Architect / Frau
Matthias Brandt ... Barmann / Erzähler
Sebastian Hülk ... Paul
Emilie de Preissac ... Chambermaid in Paris Hotel
Antoine Oppenheim Antoine Oppenheim ... Binnet
Louison Tresallet Louison Tresallet ... Jean Binnet
Justus von Dohnányi Justus von Dohnányi ... Conductor
Alex Brendemühl ... Mexican Consul
Trystan Pütter ... American Consul
Ronald Kukulies Ronald Kukulies
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Set in seemingly contemporary times, a man who belongs to a persecuted minority attempts to escape from fascist-run France to America but falls in love with the wife of a dead author whose identity he has assumed.

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Based on the novel by Anna Seghers. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Germany | France

Release Date:

1 March 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Transit See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,931, 3 March 2019

Gross USA:

$815,290

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$963,156
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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

According to Christian Petzold, in some ways, all of the screenplays that he and his late collaborator Harun Farocki developed together were more or less based on Transit by Anna Seghers. See more »

Goofs

When the train arrives in Marseille, the actor playing Heinz is very clearly breathing, his chest and Adam's apple rise and fall with each breath in the lengthy closeup, even though the character is dead. See more »

Quotes

Marie: Who forgets faster, the Abandoned or the, who left him?
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Connections

References Dawn of the Dead (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Du und du: Opus 367
Composed by Johann Strauss
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Recorded by Stefan Will
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Life and Death in Marseilles
24 March 2019 | by mjjusa-1See all my reviews

Highly recommended. Imaginative setting, letters of transit, Occupied France, unrequited love, maybe a bit slow, making it seem a bit long at times, and an enigmatic ending, of course. The German actor a doppelgänger of Joaquin Phoenix. A sometimes intense, always intelligent, certainly worthwhile 'art' film set in Paris, Marseilles and your imagination. We all have waited in a bar, a glass of wine in front of us, waiting for a woman we love.


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