Europa Europa

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Film Info
Programs:Milgrom Tribute
Women & Film
Tags:Drama
Historical Drama
War
Jewish Interest
Oscar Nominee
Adaptation
Literature
Includes Q&A
Release Year:1990
Runtime:112 min
Country/Region:Germany
France
Poland
Language:German
Russian
Polish
Hebrew
Print Source:Janus Films
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9VGzg5cUaU
Cast/Crew
Director:Agnieszka Holland
Executive Producer:Lew Rywin
Janusz Morgenstern
Producer:Artur Brauner
Margaret Ménégoz
Cinematographer:Jacek Petrycki
Screenwriter:Agnieszka Holland
Based on the autobiography of
Salomon Perel
Editor:Isabelle Lorente
Ewa Smal
Composer:Zbigniew Preisner
Principal Cast:Julie Delpy
Marco Hofschneider
Rene Hofschneider
Salomon Perel
Hanns Zischler

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Special live MSPIFF40 event Sunday, May 16 at 2:00pm CT.

Film critic David D'Arcy in conversation with filmmaker Agnieszka Holland live via Zoom.

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As World War II splits Europe, sixteen-year-old German Jew Salomon (Marco Hofschneider) is separated from his family after fleeing with them to Poland, and finds himself reluctantly assuming various ideological identities in order to hide the deadly secret of his Jewishness. He is bounced from a Soviet orphanage, where he plays a dutiful Stalinist, to the Russian front, where he hides in plain sight as an interpreter for the German army, and back to his home country, where he takes on his most dangerous role: a member of the Hitler Youth. Based on the real-life experiences of Salomon Perel, Agnieszka Holland’s wartime tour de force Europa Europa is a breathless survival story told with the verve of a comic adventure, an ironic refutation of the Nazi idea of racial purity, and a complex portrait of a young man caught up in shifting historical calamities and struggling to stay alive. (The Criterion Collection)


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