Transit (2018 film)

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Film poster
Directed byChristian Petzold
Written byChristian Petzold
StarringFranz Rogowski
Music byStefan Will
CinematographyHans Fromm
Release date
  • 17 February 2018 (2018-02-17) (Berlin)
  • 5 April 2018 (2018-04-05) (Germany)
Running time
101 minutes

Transit is a 2018 German drama film directed by Christian Petzold. It was selected to compete for the Golden Bear in the main competition section at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival.[1]


Georg, at the last moment, flees from Paris to Marseille. But even Marseille is only an intermediate point: in the port city there can be only those who can prove that they are planning to go further, and this means that permission is required to enter a potential country. Georg can do it easily, because his baggage contains documents in the name of the writer Weidel, who committed suicide, and the guarantee of visa issuance by the Mexican embassy. Georg takes Weidel's name, and this allows him to move freely along with all the other refugees in the port city, hoping to get a ticket to the ship.

Refugees communicate in the corridors of a small hotel, in the waiting room of consulates, in cafés and bars in the harbor. George became friends with Driss, the son of his late comrade Heinz, who was killed during an escape attempt. Then he meets Marie Weidel and falls in love with this mysterious woman who is looking for her missing husband, that same writer.



On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 91% based on 33 reviews, and an average rating of 7.4/10.[2]


  1. ^ Press Office (6 February 2018). "Feb 06, 2018: Competition and Berlinale Special Are Complete". Berlin International Film Festival. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Transit (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 14 September 2018.

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