Georg, a German refugee (Franz Rogowski), 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).
“Both leads fit their performances seamlessly into this destabilizing scheme, providing a provocative timelessness to the characters.” – Kate Taylor, THE GLOBE AND MALE (Toronto)
“By turns intimate and expansive, Transit is a thrilling, at times harrowing labyrinth of a movie.” – Manohla Dargis, THE NEW YORK TIMES
“It’s worth shaking off the incongruities and getting on the movie’s wavelength. Once Transit’s bitterly ironic vision takes hold, it eats into the mind.” – David Edelstein, NEW YORK MAGAZINE (VULTURE)