Films screening at this event

Persian Lessons

director
Vadim Perelman
cast
Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Lars Eidinger,Jonas Nay
country
Belarus, Germany, Russia
year
2020
duration
127 min
language
German and Russian subtitled in French and English

Nazi-occupied France, 1942. Gilles is arrested by SS soldiers alongside fellow Jews and sent to a camp in Germany. He narrowly avoids sudden execution by swearing to the guards that he is not Jewish but Persian. This lie temporarily saves him, but Gilles gets assigned a life-or-death mission: to teach Farsi to the Head of Camp – Koch. As the unusual relationship between the two men begins to incite jealousy and suspicion, Gilles becomes acutely aware that one false move could expose his deception.

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