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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 (book)
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Credited cast:
Maximilian Anthony ... American Soldier
Serge Barbagallo ... France KAPO
Peter Beck Peter Beck ... Nazi Doctor
Leonie Benesch ... Elsa
Alexander Beyer ... Camp Commandant
Felix von Bredow Felix von Bredow ... SS-Untersturmführer Siemens
Marcus Calvin ... American Investigator
Nico Ehrenteit Nico Ehrenteit ... SS-Obersturmführer Eugen Krupp
Lars Eidinger ... Klaus Koch
Luisa-Céline Gaffron Luisa-Céline Gaffron ... Jana
Andreas Hofer Andreas Hofer ... von Dewitz
Ingo Hülsmann Ingo Hülsmann ... SS-Sturmbannführer Farber
Gareth McGregor Gareth McGregor ... US Army Officer
Jonas Nay ... Max
Nahuel Pérez Biscayart ... Gilles
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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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Russia | Germany | Belarus

Language:

German | French | Persian | English | Italian

Release Date:

7 May 2020 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Persischstunden See more »

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