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 Persian to Koch, the officer in charge of the camp's kitchen, who dreams of opening a restaurant in Persia (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.
Official submission of Belarus for the 'Best International Feature Film' category of the 93rd Academy Awards in 2021, but was disqualified by the Academy, due to the majority of individuals involved in making the film not coming from Belarus See more »
At 12:40, the Farsi title of the book "Mythes de la Perse" is printed incorrectly. The words are written from the left to right as opposed to right to left. The characters are individually printed unlike in Farsi. And the top and bottom lines should are swapped.
The translation from French however is correct. The book is clearly a prop. The misprint and the actual translation are visually different and immediately noticeable even to a non-Farsi speaker. See more »
Sort of ordinary, after those extraordinary films about world war 2.
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