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.
About the director
Christian Petzold studied German and theater studies at the Free University in Berlin, then graduated from the German Film and Television Academy (DFFB) in 1994. Petzold is one of the leading directors in New German cinema. The German Film Critics Association has twice awarded him Best Film awards (for “Ghosts“ and “The State I Am In”). He was twice named Best Director at the German Film Awards (for the psychological drama “Wolfsburg” and “The State I Am In”).