As German troops near Paris, Georg, a German refugee, escapes to Marseille carrying the documents of a dead author whose identity he has assumed, including a visa to Mexico. He listens in to the refugee chatter in his hotel, and the cafés and bars that line the harbour. Why move on at all? Are new beginnings possible elsewhere? Everything changes when Georg falls in love with the mysterious Marie, whose husband has disappeared. He’s said to have been in possession of a Mexican visa for him and his wife... Gripping and suspenseful, Transit is based on the 1942 novel written by Anna Seghers in Marseille and makes use of the breathtaking, almost uncanny parallels between historical fact and present-day Marseille.