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Transit (2018)

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When a man flees France after the Nazi invasion, he assumes the identity of a dead author whose papers he possesses. Stuck in Marseilles, he meets a young woman desperate to find her missing husband - the very man he's impersonating.

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Christian Petzold

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Christian Petzold (adaptation), Anna Seghers (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Franz Rogowski ... Georg
Paula Beer ... Marie
Godehard Giese ... Richard
Lilien Batman Lilien Batman ... Driss
Maryam Zaree Maryam Zaree ... Melissa
Barbara Auer ... Architect / Frau
Matthias Brandt ... Barmann / Erzähler
Sebastian Hülk ... Paul
Emilie de Preissac Emilie de Preissac
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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When a man flees France after the Nazi invasion, he assumes the identity of a dead author whose papers he possesses. Stuck in Marseilles, he meets a young woman desperate to find her missing husband - the very man he's impersonating.

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The New Masterwork from the Director of Phoenix and Barbara

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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$390,078, 24 March 2019
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

According to Christia Petzold, Transit is the last chapter of his trilogy called "Love in Times of Oppressive Systems". The trilogy also includes Barbara (2012) and Phoenix (2014). See more »

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References Dawn of the Dead (1978) See more »

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Road to Nowhere
Performed by Talking Heads
Written by David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz and Jerry Harrison
(c) Index Music, Inc., WB Music Corp.
(p) 1985 Sire Records Company
Courtesy of Neue Welt Musikverlag GmbH & WARNER MUSIC Group Germany Holding GmbH, A Warner Music Group Company
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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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