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Transit (2019)

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Critic Consensus: Transit lives up to its title with a challenging drama that captures characters - and puts the audience - in a state of flux and exerts an unsettling pull.

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As fascism spreads, German refugee Georg (Franz Rogowski) flees to Marseille and assumes the identity of the dead writer whose transit papers he is carrying. Living among refugees from around the world, Georg falls for Marie (Paula Beer), a mysterious woman searching for her husband--the man whose identity he has stolen. Adapted from Anna Segher's 1942 novel, TRANSIT transposes the original story to the present, blurring periods to create a timeless exploration of the plight of displaced people.

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Once Transit's bitterly ironic vision takes hold, it eats into the mind.

December 20, 2019 | Full Review…

An audacious reminder that there's more than one way to adapt a so-called "period" novel for a new era.

December 20, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

It's beguiling and kind of a labyrinth of a movie... Very timely.

September 19, 2019 | Full Review…

It doesn't always click (a scene involving a suicidal dog minder is a bit arch), but the dauntless ambition is never in doubt.

August 16, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

While the voltage of the film starts sputtering out, there's still value to Petzold's ideas, and on a scene-to-scene basis he's capable of back-pocket inspiration like few others.

August 14, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The strangeness of this story will live in your bloodstream like a virus.

August 14, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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