- 2h 7min
A young Jewish man pretends to be Iranian to avoid being executed in a concentration camp.A young Jewish man pretends to be Iranian to avoid being executed in a concentration camp.A young Jewish man pretends to be Iranian to avoid being executed in a concentration camp.
In the first scene, the subject and the story are introduced: the book versus the food. For the same, we will have two components: one is food and cooking and the other is books and lessons.
Important elements that form the main character (Reza) are also introduced: fear and courage.
Reza's character has formed by fear, but he is not inherently timid: The fear of death which killed his groupmates.
The fear of not being exposed as an Iranian.
The fear of forgetting the words which he made and taught.
And the fear that everyone had in those days: The fear that they did not know what the outcome of the war would be.
But Reza is brave and takes risks. To survive, he must introduce himself as an Iranian. He is not afraid to go hungry, he takes risks and gets a book in exchange for a sandwich. Almost no wise person in such a situation prefers books to food!
Klaus's character is also special. He has an aim in his life, although he is a Nazi, he does not have a heart for this party. His personality is shaped by two things: cooking and the Persian language.
I would prefer to see more and more of Klaus being a chef in the film. For instance, we watched that he was cooking. With precise and penchant.
The end of the film is as splendid as the beginning of the film (book and sandwich): 2840 people come to life again when their names are told by Reza, and they will immortalize in history.
- Aug 19, 2021