Program → Films by sections → Transit
Festival in Media
Section: Literature and cinema
Country: Germany France
Year: 2018


101 minutes/color


Director: Christian Petzold

Screenplay: Christian Petzold

Cinematographer: Hans Fromm

Editing: Bettina Böhler

Music: Stefan Will

Producer: Antonin Dedet, Florian Koerner von Gustorf




Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese, Lilien Batman, Maryam Zaree, Barbara Auer, Matthias Brandt, Sebastian Hülk, Emilie de Preissac, Antoine Oppenheim, Louison Tresallet



Neon Productions, Schramm Film Koerner & Weber

World sales:

The Match Factory



When a man flees France after the Nazi invasion, he assumes the identity of a dead author whose papers he possesses. Stuck in Marseilles, he meets a young woman desperate to find her missing husband – the very man he's impersonating.



Christian Petzold

Christian Petzold was born in Hilden in 1960. After studying German and Drama at the Freie Universität Berlin, he enrolled in Berlin's German Academy for Film and Television (DFFB). There he studied film direction. His film Barbara (2012) won the 'Best Director' award at the Berlinale. This fine drama plunges the viewer into the everyday life atmosphere of the GDR.



2018 Transit

2014 Phoenix

2012 Barbara

2008 Jerichow

2007 Yella

2005 Gespenster

2003 Wolfsburg

2000 The State I Am In