Reviews: Transit (2019)

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  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: With his latest, adapted from a 1944 novel, yet set in modern times, Petzold centers on a male refugee on the run assuming the identity of another man, then falling in love with that man’s wife, a “Casablanca” for today.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Capping his “Love in Time of Oppressive Systems” trilogy, Petzold creates a latter day Casablanca roiling with bureaucracy, paranoia, and hints of heroism. Caught in between the land and the sea and even during time periods of the past and present, Transit is a bittersweet tale harboring connections to our own time.
  • Jared Mobarak @
    • Excerpt: There’s a melancholic beauty to [this] reality and Petzold does a wonderful job putting its bittersweet poetry on-screen.
  • Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee
    • Excerpt: Those aspects from Seghers novel that make it universal, still read and discussed, may not be lost, yet feel diminished in the film.
  • [New] | Andrew Wyatt @ The Lens