The German drama film, Transit, is considered one of the best from the competitive lineup at last year’s Berlin International Film Festival. It is now slated for release in select US theaters later this year.
Written and directed by German filmmaker, Christian Petzold, Transit follows German refugee Georg (Franz Rogowski) as he attempts to flee the fascism spreading in Paris by heading to Marseille. He assumes the identity of a recently deceased writer, allowing him to be granted a visa to enter another country. Georg meets and coordinates with other refugees and falls in love with Marie Weidel, who is searching for her husband, the dead writer. It is based on Anna Seghers’ novel of the same name.
After its premiere last year, many reviews praised this movie for its story and the performance of its lead, Rogowski. Distributed in the US by Music Box Films, Transit will be released on March 1st of this year. Check out the trailer below.