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Transit

 

 

Original title:
Transit
Slovenian title:
Tranzit
Section:
AVANTPREMIERES

Country, year:
Germany, France, 2018
Length:
101

Directed by:
Christian Petzold

Screenplay:
Christian Petzold, Anne Seghers
Cinematography:
Hans Fromm
Music:
Stefan Will
Subtitles:
Slovenian
Language:
German,French
Voting code:
/
Cast:
Franz Rogowski (Georg), Paula Beer (Marie), Godehard Giese (Richard), Lilien Batman (Driss), Maryam Zaree (Melissa), Barbara Auer (arhitektka), Matthias Brandt (pripovedovalec), Sebastian Hülk (Paul)
Awards:
Berlinale 2018, Jerusalem 2018, Sydney 2018


DateHourLocation 
Thu, 8.11.2018 17:00 Kosovel Hall
Thu, 8.11.2018 20:30 Maribox
Thu, 15.11.2018 21:15 Kino Šiška Cinema
Sun, 18.11.2018 19:00 Kinodvor Cinema

Deli povezavo
Description:
An epic story about quiet hope, suppressed emotions and fatal encounters set in France under the Nazi occupation, Transit is a visually updated and socially relevant adaptation of a novel by Anna Seghers, masterfully interspersed with references to the iconic Casablanca.

The German troops are just outside Paris. Georg escapes to Marseille at the last moment. His luggage contains the legacy of a writer named Weidel, who took his own life out of fear of persecution. This legacy comprises a manuscript, some letters and the Mexican Embassy's assurance of a visa. Only those who can prove that they will leave are allowed in this port town, and one needs an entry permit from a potential host country. Assuming the identity of Weidel, Georg tries to obtain one of the few scarce passages on a ship. But when Georg meets the mysterious Marie, his plans change.

"I don't like it when the voice-over seems to be above everything else and in a God-like position /.../. That's why I decided to have the story narrated by the barkeeper in the third person. He doesn't con us so much as he tells the story like a bad witness would. /.../ He remembers things incorrectly, but by doing so he himself becomes part of the narrative. That was my idea - to also show the narrator's longing and desires." (Christian Petzold)
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