A journalist fugitive from fascist-occupied Paris and the wife of a dead author face Kafkaesque barriers as they seek to escape to freedom. Situated in an historically indeterminate moment, overlapping past & present, director Christian Petzold (Phoenix, Barbara) creates an unsettling human thriller with relevance for refugees everywhere. Rogowski (Georg) turns in a great performance which grounds the film. The director sees Transit, Phoenix and Barbara (all influenced by Anna Segher’s book Transit) as a trilogy which might be called ‘Love in the time of Oppressive Systems’.
‘Existential thriller about loss, trauma, statelessness.’ Manohla Dargis, New York Times
6 Berlinale wins plus Golden Bear award nomination.
Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese
|Title||Transit (Members’ Choice)|
|Directed by||Christian Petzold|
|Running Time||101 mins|