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Transit (2018)

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.

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 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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Country:

Germany | France

Release Date:

5 April 2018 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

En tránsito See more »

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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 »

Soundtracks

Karneval der Tiere - Der Kuckuck
Composed by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performed by Franz Rogowski (uncredited)
(c) copyright control
Recorded by Stefan Will
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Loved this film at VIFF 18
17 October 2018 | by caughlan_anneSee all my reviews

A young man fleeing the camps in Nazi Germany finds himself in possession of papers that will allow him to go to Mexico. All he needs is to impersonate the dead man. His efforts take him to Marseille where he meets the man's wife and a convoluted tale unfolds. Intense and engaging, we are hooked form the beginning. Excellent acting. The director weaves his old war-time story with modern cars and buildings in a subtle expression of how the past overlays the present.


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