Transit

Feature | PG | 101 Min.

Showings

Uptown Theatre 4 Sat, Oct 13 7:00 PM
Uptown Theatre 4 Tue, Oct 16 4:30 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2018
Rating:PG - mature theme
language may offend
tobacco use
not recommended for young children
Genre:Drama
Production Country:Germany/France
Original Langauge:German
French
Subtitles:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Christian Petzold
Cast:Franz Rogowski
Paula Beer
Godehard Giese
Lillien Batman
Produced By:Antonin Dedet
Florian Koerner von Gustorf
Screenwriter:Christian Petzold
Music By:Stephan Will

Description

German troops are fast approaching Paris. Georg, a German refugee, escapes to Marseille in the nick of time. In his luggage, he carries the documents of an author, Weidel, who has taken his own life in fear of his persecutors. Those documents include a manuscript, letters and visa assurance from the Mexican embassy. In Marseille, only those who can prove they will leave, may remain. Visas for possible host countries, transit visas, and those scarce tickets for passage by ship are much needed. Georg has memorized Weidel's papers and assumes his identity. He delves into the quasi-existence of flight: refugee chatter in the corridors of a small hotel, the consulates, cafés and bars that line the harbor... He befriends Driss, the son of his comrade Heinz, who died on the run. Why move on at all? Are new beginnings possible elsewhere anyway? Everything changes when Georg falls in love with the mysterious Marie. Is it devotion or calculation that has led her to share her life with a doctor, Richard, before journeying on in search of her husband? He's said to have surfaced in Marseille in possession of a Mexican visa for him and his wife.