Transit

New York Times Critics' Pick
101 mins.
Directed by Christian Petzold
NR
German and French with subtitles
2019

In Christian Petzold’s brilliant and haunting modern-day adaptation of Anna Seghers’s 1942 novel, Transit Visa, Georg, a German refugee (Franz Rogowski, HAPPY END), flees to Marseille assuming the identity of a recently deceased writer whose papers he is carrying.

There he delves into the delicate and complex culture of the refugee community, becoming enmeshed in the lives of a young mother and son and falling for a mysterious woman named Marie (Paula Beer, FRANTZ).


"By turns intimate and expansive, TRANSIT is a thrilling, at times harrowing labyrinth of a movie. Petzold draws from both the traditional European art film and the mainstream commercial cinema without embracing their orthodoxies." Manohla Dargis. A New York Times Critic's Pick!