Europa, Europa (1990)

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Based on the true story of a young Polish-German Jew who survived the Holocaust by falling in with the Hitler Youth, Europa Europa is a heartbreaking tale of a boy's chameleon-like ability to endure the horrors of World War II.

Solly (Marco Hoschneider), a young teen when the Holocaust begins, leaps naked out of a bathroom window as the SS breaks into his family's home. Thereafter he embarks on a picaresque journey through the atrocities of wartime Europe, adopting various life-saving identities, from a member of a Communist orphanage to leader of a Hitler Youth group.

Acclaimed director Agnieszka Holland (Three Colours Blue) embellishes this bleak tale with dashes of irony and humour, including surreal dream sequences featuring Hitler and Stalin joined in a waltz. A fascinating personal memoir, Europa Europa is also a detailed historical chronicle of a devastating war and the monster ideologies that fuelled it.

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Marco Hofschneider
Julie Delpy
René Hofschneider
Piotr Kozlowski
André Wilms
Ashley Wanninger
Halina Labonarska
Klaus Abramowsky
Michèle Gleizer
Marta Sandrowicz
Nathalie Schmidt
Delphine Forest
Martin Maria Blau
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Agnieszka Holland
Zbigniew Preisner
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding
Drama 1990 108:40 (Case: 111) 576i (PAL) 1 2 3 4 5 6
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German Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
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