Persian Lessons

Over 16Contains violenceContians anxiety 126 minutes 2020 7.4

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. 

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Category: Feature film
Genre: Drama, war
Director: Vadim Perelman
Actor: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Lars Eidinger, Jonas Nay
Rights owner: Scanbox
Country: Germany, Russia
Language: German, English, Italian, Persian, French