In Christian Petzold’s brilliant and haunting modern-day adaptation of Anna Seghers’s 1942 novel, Transit Visa, Georg, a German refugee, 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. NR, 102 min.
"Spectacular...Past and present feel like they exist simultaneously." -Hollywood Reporter
"Beguiling and bold...Turns history into an existential maze." -The New York Times
"Brilliant...Like 'Casablanca' as written by Kafka." -Indiewire