Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  101 min.
Release Date:
November 9, 2018 - Toronto, Victoria
November 16, 2018 - Vancouver, Montréal, Québec
November 23, 2018 - Ottawa, Saskatoon

Current rating: Rating: 2.50
based on 4 votes and 2 reviews
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Cast: Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Matthias Brandt


As German troops approach Paris, a young German refugee named Georg (Franz Rogowski) flees to the French port town of Marseille. In his possession are documents that belonged to an author named Weidel, who committed suicide. Assuming Weidel's identity, Georg has his manuscript, letters and visa assurance from the Mexican embassy.

In Marseilles, Georg meets a young woman named Marie (Paula Beer), who's desperate to find her missing husband – the very man he's impersonating – in order to get help in getting out of France. Without letting her know he has Weidel's papers, Georg tries to help Marie, with whom he's quickly fallen in love.

Based on the novel Transit Visa by Anna Seghers.

In German and French with English and French subtitles.

Director: Christian Petzold
Studio: Films We Like
Producer(s): Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Antonin Dedet
Screenplay: Christian Petzold

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  • 4 stars "Haunting, clever and burning slowly with existential angst. Beautiful cinematography. Timeless, timely and layered. Hell is where you are. The characters try to make connections but most of them cannot escape. The final twist is perfect. I kept thinking of Hopper's paintings -- an unreality, and dream like quality pervades. This is an interesting film maker to watch. His earlier film "Barbara" was excellent too."
  • 1 star "Rotten Tomato gave it a 4-5 star rating ..... the movie was actuallyo terrible and 1/3 of the audience walked out of the theater after playing for 40 minutesl Not worth it!"