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Transit Rated 12A


Dir. Christian Petzold. Germany, 2018. 1h 42m. German/subs. Starring Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese, Lilien Batman, Maryam Zaree, Barbara Auer.

With fascism on the march in Europe, a German refugee escapes to Marseille assuming the identity of a dead author whose papers he possesses. While seeking an escape to the Americas, he falls in love with the mysterious woman who is desperate to find her missing husband. Adapted from Anna Segher's 1942 novel, this riveting existential thriller transposes the original story to the present creating a timeless exploration of the plight of displaced people.

‘There’s shades of Casablanca in Christian Petzold’s riveting period romance…With so many layers to unpack, this one stays with you.’ ★★★★★ Trevor Johnston, Little White Lies

‘Its experimental premise was alienating for me at first, but its mysterious, dreamlike quality began to surround me like mist.’ ★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian