An audacious and haunting adaptation of German novelist Anna Seghers’ 1944 novel.

As fascism spreads, German refugee Georg flees to Marseille and assumes the identity of the dead writer whose transit papers he is carrying. Living among refugees from around the world, Georg falls for Marie, a mysterious woman searching for her husband. Director Christian Petzold transposes the original story to the present, blurring periods to create a timeless exploration of the plight of displaced people.

In German and French with English subtitles.

Running time: 2h02, including ads and trailers.

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