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Year: 2018
Original Title: Transit
Length: 101 minutes
Genre: Drama
Studios: Schramm Film Koerner & Weber
Distributor: Curzon Artificial Eye
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Release Dates

United Kingdom: August 16 2019

United States: March 01 2019


Ranking: 7,437 out of 15,712 movies (up 694)


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The new drama directed by Christian Petzold ('Phoenix', 'Barbara') is located during World War II, in particular, in a France fighting and trying not to fall in Hitler's hands. In Marseille, refugees from all of Europe embark on their way to America in order to escape the Nazi occupation that is ravaging the European continent. Among them, the young German Georg (Franz Rogowski), who supplants the identity of a dead writer to use his visa, which guarantees a safe refuge in Mexico. The young man will fall in love with María (Paula Beer), a girl he meets in Marseille and desperately looking for the man he loves, without whom he is not willing to leave, curiously the man Georg's impersonating.


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Trivia Transit

According to Christian 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). According to Christian Petzold, in a way, all the scripts that he and his late collaborator Harun Farocki developed together were based more or less on the transit of the novelist Anna Seghers. Most of the things (cars, military uniforms etc) in this film couldn't physically exist unless the nazis were defeated, making the film paradoxical and therefore a sci-fi.