Director: Christian Petzold
Section: World Cinema
Country: Germany, France | Year: 2018
Language(s): German, French | Time: 101 mins
When a man flees France after the Nazi invasion, he assumes the identity of a dead author whose papers he possesses. Stuck in Marseilles, he meets a young woman desperate to find her missing husband — the very man he’s impersonating.
Christian Petzold is a German director who made his filmmaking debut in 1995. His 2000 film, The State I Am In, won the German Film Award in Gold. After having presented his films Ghosts (2005) and Yella (2007) at the Berlinale, he won the Silver Bear for Best Director for Barbara in 2012.