- Germany / France
- 1h 41min
- Directed by: Christian Petzold
- Cast: Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese
- Language: German
- UK release: 16 August 2019
Georg (Rogowski) is a German refugee fleeing for Marseilles, who meets and takes with him Marie (Beer), the wife of the man whose identity he’s assumed. Petzold takes the premise of Anna Seghers’ 1942 novel and strips away the WWII context, setting it in the present; the result is a fascinating and unusual drama about the limbo in which refugees live.
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Transit12 Aug 2019
Elegantly shot and fascinating refugee drama from German director Christian Petzold
With Nazi troops entering Paris, a German refugee, Georg, flees for Marseille. By chance, he's in possession of papers belonging to a writer, Weidel, who has just committed suicide; these include a letter from the Mexican Embassy assuring a visa…
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