Man in TRANSIT. Adapted from Anna Seghers’ WWII-set novel, TRANSIT transposes the plot to an indistinct era that resembles the present-day.
I am not a fan of transposed plots or of adaptations of literary classics to a different place or time. Writer/directors can aim at making their films accessible or more difficult. It seems the latter case for German director Christian Petzold’s (PHOENIX, which I admired) TRANSIT. To set his WWWII film to the present, he could have made that decision for an easier way…
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