Transit (12A)

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Transit (12A)

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Transit (12A)

Dir. Christian Petzold
2018 | 101 mins | Germany, France
German/French/French sign language with English subtitles

SHOWING TIMES:

  • Fri 27 Sep: 6.30pm 
  • Sat 28 Sep: 7.30pm 
  • Thu 3 Oct: 7.30pm

Pioneering German director Christian Petzold (Phoenix, Barbara) returns with this experimental historical thriller starring Franz Rogowski as Georg, a German refugee fleeing persecution from Nazi-occupied France by assuming the identity of a recently deceased author.

Adapted from Anna Segher’s novel Transit Visa, but offering a more current, historically ambiguous setting, we meet Georg as he escapes to Marseille, a port for migrants fleeing an unspecified war. He has adopted a dead man’s identity, and while waiting for a boat, meets a mysterious woman (Paula Beer) desperately hoping for news of her missing husband.

Described as ‘like a remake of Casablanca as written by Kafka’, past and present is infused to fascinating effect, offering a haunting, beguiling depiction of fascism and the struggles faced by refugees. This is a film about ghosts, memory, trauma – and the longing we all have for a place to call home.


‘Spectacular … past and present feel like they exist simultaneously’ 

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

‘Beguiling and bold … turns history into an existential maze’

THE NEW YORK TIMES

‘Brilliant … like Casablanca as written by Kafka’

INDIEWIRE



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