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Europa Europa

Directed by Agnieszka Holland

Germany-France-Poland | 112 minutes | 1990

German, Russian, Polish, Hebrew with English subtitles

Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Europa Europa is an incredible, true story that is at once eye-opening, harrowing, and humorous as it recounts the severe actions a young boy must take in order to survive the Holocaust. Based on the autobiography of Solomon Perel, a young German Jew, the film bounds from one jaw-dropping episode to the next and puts you in the middle of war-torn Europe where ingenuity, timing and luck are the key to survival. Separated from his family at the age of thirteen, Solly takes on various identities to hide his Jewish heritage. First passing himself off as an orphan and later as one of the Hitler Youth, Solly carries on his charade, hoping desperately to keep his identity hidden and make it through the war alive.
Director Agnieszka Holland
Countries of Production Germany-France-Poland
Year of Presentation 1990
Language(s) German, Russian, Polish, Hebrew with English subtitles
Premiere Status
Runtime 112 minutes
Principal Cast Solomon Perel, Marco Hofschneider, René Hofschneider, Piotr Kozlowski
Award(s)

Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

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