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Germany | 2018 | 101 minutes | Christian Petzol

Opens April 5, 2019

When a man flees France after the Nazi invasion, he assumes the identity of a dead author whose papers he possesses. Stuck in Marseilles, he meets a young woman desperate to find her missing husband - the very man he's impersonating

In Christian Petzold's brilliant and haunting modern-day adaptation of Anna Seghers's 1942 novel, Transit Visa, Georg, a German refugee (Franz Rogowski, Happy End), flees to Marseille assuming the identity of a recently deceased writer whose papers he is carrying. There he delves into the delicate and complex culture of the refugee community, becoming enmeshed in the lives of a young mother and son and falling for a mysterious woman named Marie (Paula Beer, Frantz).

  • Director: Christian Petzol
  • Principal Cast: Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese, Lilien Batman, Maryam Zaree
  • Country: Germany, France
  • Year: 2018
  • Running Time: 101 minutes
  • Producer: Antonin Dedet, Florian Koerner von Gustorf
  • Screenplay: Christian Petzold
  • Cinematographers: Hans Fromm
  • Language: German, French
  • Has Subtitles: Yes