Transit (2018) - Drama, Sci-Fi

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A man attempting to escape occupied France falls in love with the wife of a dead author whose identity he has assumed.

Director: Christian Petzold
Stars: Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer
Length: 101 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 8 out of 41 found boring (19.51%)

One-line Reviews (29)

Intricate, unexpected story .

What I liked: the intertwined and unexpected developments of this love triangle (or square?

Absorbing and emotionally authentic .

It is very cool the dynamics, sometimes unexpected things happen, it is cool to see and your story is quite possible and a little crazy!

This film was suspenseful, easy to watch and fresh.

Transit deftly and artfully turns the tables and provides fresh perspectives on a number of compelling subjects.

it was wrongly described and a totally waste of money the period is very much modern maybe even post modern...

Some people may find it confusing.

I'm a fan of WW2 films and history films in general and this film makes it quite easy to be immersed and lost in the magnitude of the events that unfold on screen.

But he gets wrapped up in the most unexpected romance as while trying to escape he takes the identity of man who just died and falls, inexplicably, in love with his wife?

Against a backdrop of government raids, public murders, terrifying sirens, a citizenry bent upon or suspected of serial betrayals, honour consigned to whispers and the shadows, the narrative unfurls as a series of touching, intense personal relationships.

The movie was full of huge plot holes and totally pointless characters who contributed nothing towards moving the story forward.

Based on the 1944 novel of the same name by German author Anna Seghers that mirrored her own experience escaping from the Nazis, all of the indicators in Christian Petzold's absorbing and emotionally authentic Transit persuade us that we are witnessing a drama set in World War II.

We enjoyed it.

It's terribly boring.

Intense and engaging, we are hooked form the beginning.

Built upon a fascinating temporal dissonance that works well, but the narrative is painfully dull and the characters taciturn .

In the ensuing confusion, Georg takes Weidel's travel documents and latest manuscript.

Intriguing Premise .

A sometimes intense, always intelligent, certainly worthwhile 'art' film set in Paris, Marseilles and your imagination.

The only thing I found a bit confusing was the political and historic background combined with these modern references.

As many love stories in time of war the intrigue here is built of intense feelings doubled by fear, shades, hidden identities.

A movie who bores to death the public who like the banal , usualy , classic movies and it's not for nazists and xenophobes.

However, rather than a 1:1 adaptation, the film is built upon a fascinating structural conceit - although it tells the same story as Segher's novel, it is set in the here and now.

Imaginative setting, letters of transit, Occupied France, unrequited love, maybe a bit slow, making it seem a bit long at times, and an enigmatic ending, of course.

Worth watching .

I recommend this film if you like Joaquin Phoenix or if you like Nazi resistance or if you like slow french films.

After the initial half hour of getting used to, where you think this slippage back and forth in time might lead to something interesting, it just becomes tedious and pointless.

Worth watching .