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World Cinema

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Year 2018
Runtime 101 mins
Language German/French
Subtitles English

Georg, a German refugee, evades the German troops in Paris and escapes to Marseille. At the port, he waits like all the other refugees to secure a life-saving spot on a ship to North America. Georg doesn’t have a visa but through a case of mistaken identity he can leave for Mexico by using papers belonging to a writer named Weidel. Things get complicated when Weidel’s mysterious wife Marie shows up: Georg falls for her, and is forced to make a tough decision.


After directing the multiple award-winning films BARBARA (Calgary Film 2012) and PHOENIX, Christian Petzold is back with the masterful TRANSIT which is a modern day CASABLANCA. The film is based on Anna Seghers’ novel set in 1942 during the German invasion of France but Petzold has skillfully added a thoughtful contemporary twist.


Written by Sachin Gandhi


Nuremberg Film Festival - Winner, Best Film

Berlinale

TIFF

Hong Kong International Film Festival

BAFICI

Sydney Film Festival


Community Partner: Association for German Education in Calgary


Countries

France Germany
Director
Christian Petzold
Producer
Florian Koerner Von Gustorf, Michael Weber
Screenwriter
Anna Seghers (book), Christian Petzold (screenplay)
Cinematographer
Hans Fromm
Editor
Bettina Böhler
Music
Stefan Will
Cast
Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese, Lilien Batman, Matthias Brandt