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DVD

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Persian lessons = Persischstunden

Call Number

  • DVD FOREIGN (CEN)

Languages

In German, English, French, Italian and Farsi, with English subtitles.

Performers

Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Lars Eidinger, Jonas Nay, David Schütter, Alexander Beyer, Andreas Hofer, Leonie Benesch.

Publication Information

[New York, NY] : Cohen Media Group, [2023]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (127 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

Audience

Not rated.

Summary

"Occupied France, 1942. Gilles is arrested by SS soldiers alongside other Jews and sent to a camp in Germany. He narrowly avoids sudden execution by swearing to the guards that he is not Jewish, but Persian. This lie temporarily saves him, but Gilles gets assigned a life-or-death mission: to teach Farsi to the Head of Camp Koch, who dreams of opening a restaurant in Iran once the war is over. Through an ingenious trick, Gilles manages to survive by inventing words of 'Farsi' every day and teaching them to Koch. The particular relationship between the two men sparks the jealousy of other prisoners and SS guards toward Gilles. And while the suspicions of Koch grow every day, Gilles understands that he will not be able to keep his secret very long..."--Container.

Notes

Based on the story "Erfindung einer Sprache" by Wolfgang Kohlhaase.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2020.

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