Drama Rated: NR 101 min
Sunday, April 7
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As fascism spreads, German refugee Georg flees to Marseille and assumes the identity of the dead writer whose transit papers he is carrying. Living among refugees from around the world, Georg falls for Marie, a mysterious woman searching for her husband—the man whose identity he has stolen. Adapted from Anna Segher’s 1942 novel, Transit transposes the original story to the present, blurring periods to create a timeless exploration of the plight of displaced people.

“By turns intimate and expansive, Transit is a thrilling, at times harrowing labyrinth of a movie.” — Manohla Dargis, New York Times
“Provocative, even startling, and more edifying than you might expect.” — Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
“In Transit, the past is prologue… and it’s devastating.” — Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly
directed by
Christian Petzold
written by
Christian Petzold (adaptation), Anna Seghers (novel)
Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese
German and French (with English subtitles)
Germany and France
production company
Schramm Film, Neon Productions, Arte France Cinéma, ZDF/Arte