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Transit (2018)

Not Rated | | Drama | 1 March 2019 (USA)
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A man attempting to escape Nazi-occupied France falls in love with the wife of a dead author whose identity he has assumed.

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Christian Petzold

Writers:

Christian Petzold (adaptation), Anna Seghers (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Franz Rogowski ... Georg
Paula Beer ... Marie
Godehard Giese ... Richard
Lilien Batman Lilien Batman ... Driss
Maryam Zaree Maryam Zaree ... Melissa
Barbara Auer ... Architect / Frau
Matthias Brandt ... Barmann / Erzähler
Sebastian Hülk ... Paul
Emilie de Preissac Emilie de Preissac
Antoine Oppenheim Antoine Oppenheim ... Binnet
Louison Tresallet Louison Tresallet ... Jean Binnet
Justus von Dohnányi Justus von Dohnányi ... Conductor
Alex Brendemühl ... Mexican Consul
Trystan Pütter ... American Consul
Ronald Kukulies Ronald Kukulies
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A man attempting to escape Nazi-occupied France falls in love with the wife of a dead author whose identity he has assumed.

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The New Masterwork from the Director of Phoenix and Barbara

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Drama

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Country:

Germany | France

Release Date:

1 March 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Transit See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,931, 3 March 2019, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$705,225, 18 April 2019
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

According to Christian Petzold, Transit is the last chapter of his trilogy called "Love in Times of Oppressive Systems". The trilogy also includes Barbara (2012) and Phoenix (2014). See more »

Quotes

Georg: The next day he picked up Driss. That led him to one dusty fairground by the sea.
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References Dawn of the Dead (1978) See more »

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Music & Text: Hanna Dieter Hüsch
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Life and Death in Marseilles
24 March 2019 | by mjjusa-1See all my reviews

Highly recommended. Imaginative setting, letters of transit, Occupied France, unrequited love, maybe a bit slow, making it seem a bit long at times, and an enigmatic ending, of course. The German actor a doppelgänger of Joaquin Phoenix. A sometimes intense, always intelligent, certainly worthwhile 'art' film set in Paris, Marseilles and your imagination. We all have waited in a bar, a glass of wine in front of us, waiting for a woman we love.


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