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Transit (2018)




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Paris, nowadays, at the end of the summer. Georg, a young man fleeing the Germans, must bring papers and mail to a writer. He discovers that he committed suicide in his hotel room. Thanks to the papers, Georg can go to Marseille. He takes the identity of the dead man and waits for the ship that will take him far away. In Marseille, he meets Marie, a young woman in desperate search for a missing person. It is the wife of the writer. She was told that her husband was in the city. She is far from suspecting herself of being in search of a ghost. And this ghost is Georg. Who falls in love, who dreams of leaving Marseille with her on "Montreal", to make him forget the writer. They get to know each other better. Everywhere in Marseilles, there are refugees, who, too, are like ghosts, ghosts who dream of being able to once again become human beings in Mexico City, in America or in Shanghai. But it's now that Georg wants to become a human again, that he wants to love, breathe and caress. He does not want to lose Mary, he does not want to leave her in the realm of ghosts, disappeared and dead. He himself no longer wants to be a ghost.


Critic Reviews for Transit

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (4)

More evidence of [Petzold's] confidence and skill as a director.

February 22, 2018 | Full Review…

The film's main gimmick - more successful than not - compounds the extent to which these characters were slippery constructs to begin with.

February 20, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Challenging but rewarding arthouse fare.

February 19, 2018 | Full Review…

"Transit" invites viewers to trace their own speculative connections between Seghers' narrative and the contemporary rise in neo-Nazism and anti-refugee sentiment, all while its surtext remains achingly moving.

February 19, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Classical in its restraint and directness, Transit continues Petzold's streak of being one of Germany's strongest directors working today.

August 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Evoking Casablanca, this tragic romance is gorgeous to look at and often thrilling, its central gimmick of telling a historical story in the modern day paying off surprisingly well.

August 6, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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