Thursday, January 16

(Some of) The Best of 2019Repertory Series

Transit

2018 • dir Christian Petzold w/Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese • 101 min • DCP

This unsettling thriller transposes Anna Seghers’s 1944 novel of life on the run in Nazi occupied France to the present day with startling results. A man (Rogowski) assumes the identity of a dead writer and flees the fascists occupying Paris. Arriving in Marseilles, he hopes to escape the country, but his efforts become complicated by the others that he meets there. The film concludes with one of the most devastating needle-drop music-cues in recent memory.

Staff Pick! Joey, Dave

“Once Transit’s bitterly ironic vision takes hold, it eats into the mind.”
– David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture

“These two actors mesh well together, effortlessly generating a compelling chemistry borne of a shared sense of unease and immediacy.”
– Peg Aloi, The Arts Fuse

“A profound meditation on the dehumanizing condition of statelessness.”
– Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader

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