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
Hong Kong International Film Festival
Sydney Film Festival
Community Partner: Association for German Education in Calgary
- Christian Petzold
- Florian Koerner Von Gustorf, Michael Weber
- Anna Seghers (book), Christian Petzold (screenplay)
- Hans Fromm
- Bettina Böhler
- Stefan Will
- Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese, Lilien Batman, Matthias Brandt