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Europa = Zentropa

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Special edition double-disc set.


In English and German, with optional English subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.


Jean-Marc Barr, Barbara Sukowa, Udo Kier, Ernst-Hugo Järegård, Eddie Constantine, Erik Mørk, Jørgen Reenberg, Henning Jensen ; narrator, Max Von Sydow.

Publication Information

[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2008]

Physical Description

2 videodiscs (107 minutes) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (11 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.)


MPAA rating: R.


American pacifist Leopold Kessler stumbles into a job as a sleeping-car conductor for the Zentropa railways in a Kafkaesque postwar Frankfurt.


Title from container.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1991.

Special features: New, restored high-definition digital transfer ; Danish audio commentary with director Lars von Trier and producer Peter Aalbaek Jensen ; The making of "Europa" (1991), a documentary following the film from storyboarding to production ; original theatrical trailer ; new and improved English subtitle translation ; Trier's element (1991), a documentary featuring an interview with von Trier as well as footage from Europa's set and its Cannes premiere and press conference ; Anecdotes from "Europa" (2005), a short documentary featuring interviews with film historian Peter Schepelern, actor Jean-Marc Baar, Aalbaek Jensen, assistant director Tomas Gislason, co-writer Niels Vorsel, and prop master Peter Grant ; interviews from 2005 with cinematographer Henning Bendtsen, composer Joakim Holbek, costume designer Manon Rasmussen, film school teacher Mogens Rukov, Gislason, Aalbæk Jensen, Grant, actor Michael Simpson, production manager Per Arman, and actor Ole Ernst ; a 2005 conversation with von Trier in which he discusses the "Europa Trilogy" ; "Europa" - the faecal location (2005), a short film by Gislason.

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