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Persian Lessons (2020)

1942. Gilles, a young Belgian man, is arrested by the SS alongside other Jews and sent to a concentration camp in Germany. He narrowly avoids execution by swearing to the guards that he is ... See full summary »

Director:

Vadim Perelman

Writers:

Ilja Zofin (screenplay) (as Ilya Tsofin), Wolfgang Kohlhaase (novel)
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Nahuel Pérez Biscayart ... Gilles
Lars Eidinger ... Klaus Koch
Jonas Nay ... Max
David Schütter ... Paul
Alexander Beyer ... Camp Commandant
Andreas Hofer Andreas Hofer ... Adjutant von Dewitz
Leonie Benesch ... Elsa
Luisa-Céline Gaffron ... Jana
Nico Ehrenteit Nico Ehrenteit ... SS-Obersturmführer Eugen Krupp
Giuseppe Schillaci ... Marco Rossi
Antonin Chalon ... Jacob Rossi
Serge Barbagallo ... France KAPO
Peter Beck Peter Beck ... Nazi Doctor
Felix von Bredow Felix von Bredow ... SS-Untersturmführer Siemens
Pascal Elso Pascal Elso ... French Policeman
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1942. Gilles, a young Belgian man, is arrested by the SS alongside other Jews and sent to a concentration camp in Germany. He narrowly avoids execution by swearing to the guards that he is not Jewish, but Persian. This lie temporarily saves him, but then Gilles is assigned a seemingly untenable mission: to teach Farsi to Koch, the officer in charge of the camp's kitchen, who dreams of opening a restaurant in Iran once the war is over. Gilles finds himself having to invent a language he doesn't know, word by word. 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 swindle.

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Country:

Russia | Germany | Belarus

Language:

German | French | Persian | English | Italian

Release Date:

24 September 2020 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Persischstunden See more »

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