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European Cinema (Germany/ France) “Transit” (2019)
Director: Christian Petzold
Language: German, French
Runtime: 101 minutes
Genre: Drama “Ports are places where stories are told,” a character says in Christian Petzold’s “Transit,” a film about identity and betrayal. It a film based on a 1944 novel by Anna Seghers, which is set in World War II Europe. “Transit” echos several clear inspirations from “Casablanca”, Kafka to even some more modern filmmakers like the Dardennes and Aki Kaurismaki.
Christian Petzold film explores the themes of identity, identity theft, and refugees with his confidence of visual language and gift with performers.
It is daring and riveting.