A drama based on Anna Segher's novel Transit Visa from the 1940s. It takes place in a modern France, but the story shows a young German Jew's escape from the Nazis during World War II. The young man is named Georg, but he comes across a dead author's identity card and uses that to continue his escape. When he arrives in Marseille, he meets a young woman who is looking for her husband. It soon turns out that the man she is looking for is the man whose identity Georg has taken over.