In an attempt to flee Nazi-occupied France, Georg assumes the identity of a dead author but soon finds himself stuck in Marseilles, where he falls in love with Maria, a young woman searching for her missing husband.
Built upon a fascinating temporal/cognitive dissonance that works well, but the narrative is painfully dull and the characters taciturn
The tradition of the oppressed teaches us that the 'state of emergency' in which we live is not the exception but the rule. We must attain to a conception of history that is in keeping with this insight. Then we shall clearly realise that it is our task to bring about a real state of emergency, and this will improve our position in the struggle against fascism.
Walter Benjamin; "Über den Begriff der Geschichte" ["Theses on the Philosophy of Hi... read the rest.