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Europa (aka Zentropa)

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Europa (aka Zentropa)

Lars Von Trier's early masterpiece, EUROPA, is one of the most visually striking films ever made. Alternating between glorious black-and-white and lush colour cinematography and other astonishing visuals, EUROPA is symbolic of the death throes of Nazism and the moral culpability of Americans and others who arrived too late to save the victims of this violent and oppressive regime. In 1945, Leo Kessler, an American of German descent, arrives in post-war Germany in order to work and explore the land of his father. He unexpectedly discovers a conquered and destroyed country overshadowed by darkness towards the end of the Nazi regime. On arrival, his uncle gets him a job as a night conductor on the Zentropa Railway Line, owned by the Nazi sympathizer and magnate, Max Hartmann. The American tries to remain neutral to the ongoing purging of loyalists by the Allied forces. Unfortunately, he falls in love with the magnate's daughter and finds himself being used by both the American and the influential family. With his neutrality compromised, Leo is finally forced to make some extremely horrifying and tragic decisions.

Directors: Lars von Trier

Starring: Jean-Marc Barr, Udo Kier, Babara Sukowa & Ernst-Hugo Jargegard

Release Information

Label: AccentFormat: DVD
Genre:DramaPackage:Amaray
Rating:MAudio: Stereo
Cat No:ACC0042Aspect:1.85:1
UPC: 9333723000424 Runtime:113
Release:04.03.2008Region:4
Y.O.P.:1991PAL/NTSC: PAL
Language:English/GermanSubtitles:English

Features

Audio commentary by director Lars Von Trier, actors Jean Marc-Barr and Udo Kier and producer Peter Aalbaek; "The Making of Europa" documentary; Anecdotes from Trier's "Europa" - interviews with cast and crew; Theatrical trailer