Persian Lessons


Persian Lessons
In Occupied France in 1942, Gilles is arrested by SS soldiers alongside other 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 he gets assigned a life-or-death mission: to teach Farsi to the Camp Kommandant, who dreams of opening a restaurant in Iran once the war is over. Through an ingenious trick, Gilles manages to survive by inventing words of “Farsi” every day. The particular relationship between the two men sparks the jealousy of other prisoners and SS guards towards Gilles. While the Kommandant becomes increasingly suspicious every day, Gilles understands that he will not be able to keep his secret very long... In German, French, Persian, English and Italian with English subtitles.

127 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Violence, Prejudice).
Drama, On the art circuit

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Cast
Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Lars Eidinger, Jonas Nay, David Schütter, Alexander Beyer, Andreas Hofer, Leonie Benesch
Director
Vadim Perelman
ScreenplayIlja Zofin, from the novel by Wolfgang Kohlhaase
MusicEvgueni Galperine, Sacha Galperine
CinematographyVladislav Opelyants
EditingVessela Martschewski
SA distributorUIP
Made in2020
Produced byHype Film, LM Media, ONE TWO Films, Belarusfilm

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GenreDrama
LanguageNone (sic)
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceNone (sic)
PrejudiceNone (sic)
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
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