Europa, Europa Poster

Release Date: June 24th, 1991

DVD Release Date: March 4th, 2003

R|1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary
Jewish teenager Salek (Marco Hofschneider) is separated from his family when they flee their home in Germany after Kristallnacht. He ends up in a Russian orphanage for two years, but when Nazi troops reach Russia he convinces them he is a German Aryan, and becomes an invaluable interpreter and then an unwitting war hero. His deception becomes increasingly difficult to maintain after he joins the Hitler Youth and finds love with beautiful Leni (Julie Delpy), a fervent anti-Semite.

Cast: Marco Hofschneider, Julie Delpy, André Wilms, Ashley Wanninger, Hanns Zischler, Klaus Kowatsch, Halina Labonarska, Delphine Forest

Director: Agnieszka Holland

Genres: Docudrama

Production Co: Zespol Filmowy Perspektywa, Les Films du Losange, Telmar Film International Ltd., Central Cinema Company Film (CCC)

Distributors: Orion Pictures

Keywords: Forbidden love, Suspenseful, Emotional, Father, Growing up, Deception, Survival, 1940s, Girlfriend


Nominated Film Not in the English Language
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1992)
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Winner Best Foreign Language Film