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3.4
267 Ratings

Transit

Directed by Christian Petzold
Germany, France, 2018
Drama

Synopsis

A 27-year old German is tasked with delivering a letter to a man named Weidel in Paris. He assumes the identity of a refugee named Seidler as he travels to Marseille, but he’s mistaken by the authorities as Weidel himself.

Transit Directed by Christian Petzold
If Transit satirized today’s European art-film tendencies, it might have achieved the zeitgeist shock of Brady Corbet’s Vox Lux, but, instead, this movie proves that film culture at large has reached a stage where moviemakers and reviewers devote themselves to maundering and following social trends.
March 13, 2019
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Such characterizations don’t account for the heady, scintillating experience of actually viewing the thing. As it covers terrain that’s particularly, if not exclusively intellectual, Transit sets the mind aflame.
March 01, 2019
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Transit continues Petzold’s oblique yet shrewd examinations of the upheavals of the twentieth century (particularly those in his home country) and their lingering effects in the twenty-first.
March 01, 2019
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