Europa, Europa

Europa, Europa

Marco Hofschneider
Director: Agnieszka Holland Cast: Marco Hofschneider
Marco Hofschneider
, Julie Delpy
Julie Delpy
, René Hofschneider
René Hofschneider
Agnieszka Holland

Blu-ray (Color)

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Overview

This drama was based on the true story of a young German Jew who survived the Holocaust by falling in with the Nazis. Solomon Perel (Marco Hofschneider) is the son of a Jewish shoe salesman coming of age in Germany during the rise of Adolf Hitler. In 1938, a group of Nazis attack Solomon's family home; his sister is killed, and 13-year-old Solomon flees to Poland. Solomon winds up in an orphanage operated by Stalinist forces; when German forces storm Poland, Solomon's fluent German allows him to join the Nazis as a translator, posing as Josef Peters, an ethnic German. In time, "Peters" is made a member of the elite Hitler Youth, but since Solomon is circumcised, he can be easily revealed as a Jew, and he lives in constant fear that his secret will be discovered. Solomon's close calls include an attempted seduction by Robert Kellerman (André Wilms), a homosexual officer, and his relationship with Leni (Julie Delpy), a beautiful but violently anti-Semitic woman who wants to bear his child for the glory of the master race. Europa, Europa (shown in Europe as Hitlerjunge Salomon) also features the real Solomon Perel, who appears briefly as himself.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/09/2019
UPC: 0715515231718
Original Release: 1990
Rating: R
Source: Criterion
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Color]
Time: 1:52:00
Sales rank: 12,555

Special Features

New 2k digital restoration, supervised by Director Agnieszka Holland, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack; Audio Commentary from 2008 featuring Holland; New interviews with Holland and actor Marco Hofschneider; New interview with Salomon Perel, on whose autobiography the film is loosely based; New video essay by film scholar Annette Insdorf; New English Subtitle translation; New English Subtitle Translation; Plus: An essay by film critic Amy Taubin

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marco Hofschneider Young Solomon Perel
Julie Delpy Leni
René Hofschneider Isaac Perel
André Wilms Robert Kellerman
Piotr Kozlowski David Perel
Aschley Wanninger Eric
Hanns Zischler Captain von Lereneau
Klaus Kowatsch Soldier Schultz
Delphine Forest Inna Moisievna
Jorg Schnass Pfeiffer
Nathalie Schmidt Basia
Klaus Abramowsky Solly's Father
Aleksy Awdiejew Soviet Major
Wolfgang Bathke Police Officer
Martin Maria Blau Ullmayer
Michele Gleizer Solly's Mother
Bernhard Howe Feldwebel
Holger Hunkel Kramer
Halina Labornarska Leni's Mother
Andrzej Mastalerz Zenek
Solomon Perel Himself
Wlodzimierz Press Stalin's Son
Marta Sandrowicz Bertha
Eric Schwarz Goethke
Norbert Schwarz Schwabe
Ashley Wanninger Gerd
Anna Seniuk Rosemarie
Holger Kunkel Wagner
Artur Barcis Actor
Aleksander Bednarz Actor
Zbigniew Bielski Actor
Marcin Bielawski Actor
Marek Brand Actor
Arkadiusz Brukner Actor
Dariusz Buchowiecki Actor
Bohdan Ejmont Actor
Alfred Freudenheim Actor
Jaroslaw Gajewski Actor
Jaroslaw Gruda Actor
Kama Kowalewska Actor
Herman Larcher Actor
Marcin Latallo Actor
Gienadij Lesniewski Actor
Nicolas Lormeau Actor
Alexandr Maslov Actor
Michel Malko Actor
Cezary Morawski Actor
Maxime Mardoukhaev Actor
Wlodzimierz Musial Actor
Ryszard Pietruski Actor
Hanna Sylberg Actor
Boguslawa Schubert Actor
Tadeusz Wojtych Actor
Grzegorz Wons Actor
Stanislaw Zatloka Actor

Technical Credits
Agnieszka Holland Director,Screenwriter
Arthur Brauner Producer
Margot Capelier Casting
Ewa Symko-Marczewska Makeup
Krystyna Grochowicz Asst. Director
Paul Hengge Screenwriter
Malgorzata Jaworska Sound Editor
Jacek Jelinski Stunts
Grazyna Kula Makeup
Marie-Christine Lafosse Casting
Isabelle Lorente Editor
Margaret Menegoz Producer
Zbigniew Modej Stunts
Elisabeth Mondi Sound/Sound Designer
Janusz Morgenstern Producer
Barbara Pec-Slesicka Production Manager
Jacek Petrycki Cinematographer
Zbigniew Preisner Score Composer
Lew Rywin Producer
Jacek Schoen Asst. Director
Hans-Dieter Schwarz Sound Mixer
Marek Skladonowski Production Manager
Ewa Smal Editor
Wiesa Starska Costumes/Costume Designer
Allan Starski Production Designer
Malgorzata Stefaniak Costumes/Costume Designer
Sarah Thomsen Casting
Pawel Wierkowski Asst. Director
Jacek Zaleski Cinematographer

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