Persian Lessons

Persian Lessons

2DCS/ES15
Director:Vadim Perelman
Cast:Leonie Benesch, David Schütter, Lars Eidinger, Jonas Nay
Premiere:6. May 2021
Length:127 minutes
Genre:Historical, Drama

Director: Vadim Perelman  •  Scenario: Ilja Cofin  •  Camera: Vladislav Opeljanc  •  Music: Jevgenij Galperin, Sacha Galperine  •  Cast: Leonie Benesch, David Schütter, Lars Eidinger, Jonas Nay, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Alexander Beyer, Luisa-Céline Gaffron, Giuseppe Schillaci, Nico Ehrenteit, Andreas Hofer, Marcus Calvin, Peter Beck, Ingo Hülsmann, Felix von Bredow

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.

Length: 127 min

Year: 2019
Local premiere date: 6. May 2021
World premiere date: 24. September 2020

Country of origin:

  • Germany
  • Belarus
  • Russian Federation

Director: Vadim Perelman  •  Scenario: Ilja Cofin  •  Camera: Vladislav Opeljanc  •  Music: Jevgenij Galperin, Sacha Galperine  •  Cast: Leonie Benesch, David Schütter, Lars Eidinger, Jonas Nay, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Alexander Beyer, Luisa-Céline Gaffron, Giuseppe Schillaci, Nico Ehrenteit, Andreas Hofer, Marcus Calvin, Peter Beck, Ingo Hülsmann, Felix von Bredow

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.

Year: 2019
Local premiere date: 6. May 2021
World premiere date: 24. September 2020

Country of origin:

  • Germany
  • Belarus
  • Russian Federation
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