Director Christian Petzold's follow up to award-darling Phoenix (SWIFF 2016) examines identity in Nazi-occupied France.
Runner-up to the coveted Golden Bear at Berlin Film Festival, Transit follows Georg, fleeing wartime France, assuming the identity of a dead author whose papers he possesses. On escaping to Marseilles, Georg meets a young woman looking for her husband; the same author Georg is impersonating.
Petzold masterfully holds the tension in this gripping follow up feature to the acclaimed Phoenix, with entrancing performances by Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese.
"Christian Petzold’s beguiling refugee romance is like a Kafkaesque ‘Casablanca’" -Indiewire
German with English subtitles