In Christian Petzold's brilliant and haunting modern-day adaptation of Anna Seghers's 1942 novel, Georg, a German refugee, flees to Marseille assuming the identity of a recently deceased writer whose papers he is carrying. There he delves into the delicate and complex culture of the refugee community, becoming enmeshed in the lives of a young mother and son and falling for a mysterious woman named Marie.
Marseille (France) -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Mothers and sons -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Refugees -- Fiction.
Motion pictures, German.
Beer, Paula, 1995- actor.
Giese, Godehard, 1972- actor.
Music Box Films, film distributor.
Petzold, Christian, 1960- film director.
Rogowski, Franz, actor.