A gripping thriller about the spread of fascism in modern day France, Transit follows a German refugee who assumes the identity of a dead man in order to escape the authorities.
“By turns intimate and expansive, Transit is a thrilling, at times harrowing labyrinth of a movie”– The Los Angeles Times
Acclaimed director Christian Petzold (Barbara, Phoenix) returns with this gripping thriller, adapted from Anna Segher’s 1942 novel but transposed to the modern day.
As fascism and terror spread through France, German refugee Georg (a brilliant Franz Rogowski) flees Paris and heads to Marseille, assuming the identity of the dead writer whose transit papers he is carrying.
Living among refugees from around the world, Georg falls for Marie (Paula Beer), a mysterious woman searching for her husband.