Christian Petzold   |   102 min   |   Germany, France

Original title: Transit

Swedish premiere


The German troops are just outside of Paris. George, a young Jewish man, eventually escapes toMarsaille by taking over the identity of a deceased author. While stuck in Marseille, he meets a young woman who desperately searches for her missing husband – the same person he’s impersonating. Transitis Christian Petzold (Barbara, Phoenix) masterpiece and original adaptation of Anna Sieghler’s novel ‘Transit Visa’ from 1942. The film takes place in a contemporary Marsaille, where characters and the story shift between identities and epochs ina challanging Kafkaesque refugee drama that vastly binds together the present and past.

Foto: NjutaFilms | Text: Josef Kullengård


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Year: 2018
Language: french
Subtitle: english
25/8 18.00
Biostaden salong 2
Director: Christian Petzold
Script: Christian Petzold
Producer: Antonin Dedet, Florian Koerner von Gustorf
Actor: Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese
Festivals & prices: Berlinale