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TRANSIT

TRANSIT
Scene from TRANSIT (photo © chris-hirschhaeuser.com)

Martin works as a trucker but is about to be fired. Even by exceeding the legal limits of the driving times, he cannot deliver his freight on time. He needs his job, but he is burned out. His boss Roland gives him a last chance to do a tour. At a stopover, Ramona, a prostitute, asks Martin for a lift. But he does not know that Ramona needs his help to escape from her pimp. The pursuit begins. Transit tells the odyssey of two individuals who live in the world of the Autobahn. For some, it’s mobility, for them, it’s their prison. As Martin is bound to his truck, Ramona cannot let loose from her trailer. Surrounded by the grey solitude and cut from concrete lifelines, both share the same fears and hopes.


Philipp Leinemann was born in 1979 and studied at the University of Television & Film Munich. His feature debut THE KINGS SURRENDER was awarded numerous prizes, including the Austin Film Festival's Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature. He has directed various films and series for television, including TEMPEL and POLIZEIRUF ROSTOCK - IM SCHATTEN. BLAME GAME is his second feature film.
Genre Crime Drama, Road Movie
Category Feature
Year of Production 2010
Director Philipp Leinemann
Screenplay Philipp Leinemann
Cinematography Christian Stangassinger
Max Fey
Christoph Zirngibl
Markus Dicklhuber
Cast Jürgen Vogel, Andreas Hoppe, Bernd Michael Lade, Annika Blendel, Clemens Schick
Producers Benedikt Böllhoff, Max Frauenknecht
Co-Producers Balint Tolnay-Knefely, Khaled Kaissar, Arbia-Magdalena Said
Production Company viaFilm Böllhoff & Frauenknecht/Grünwald, in co-production with Kaissar Film/Munich, Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München (HFF/M)
Length 75 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Munich 2010, Shanghai 2011
Awards Förderpreis Deutscher Film 2010
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Sächsische Landesmedienanstalt, MDR, Hochschule Anhalt, FB Design Dessau

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