WHO’S IN IT?

Nahuel Pérez Biscayart (BPM (Beats Per Minute)), Lars Eidinger (Proxima), Jonas Nay (We Are Young. We Are Strong), David Schütter (Strawberry Bubblegums), Alexander Beyer (The Big Mambo), Andreas Hofer (Baader), Leonie Benesch (The White Ribbon)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Vadim Perelman (House of Sand and Fog), director, producer; Ilya Tsofin (Yokli 1914), writer, producer; Rauf Atamalibekov (The Return of Buratino), Timur Bekmambetov (Hardcore Henry), Pavel Burya (Sputnik), Murad Osmann (LETO) and Ilya Stewart (The Myths), producers; Evgueni Galperine (Loveless) and Sacha Galperine (Corpus Christi), composers; Vladislav Opelyants (Sunstroke), cinematographer; Vessela Martschewski (Men on the Bridge), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

In 1942, Gilles (Biscayart) is arrested in Nazi-occupied France alongside fellow Jews and sent to a camp in Germany. He narrowly avoids death by convincing the guards that he is Persian instead of Jewish, but he is soon assigned to teach Farsi to Koch (Eidinger), the officer in charge of the camp’s kitchen who one day dreams of opening a restaurant in Persia. Despite knowing very little of the actual language, Gilles manages to invent a version of it to relay to Koch, and the pair develop an uneasy connection through their tenure at the camp…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Filmmaker Vadim Perelman, previously of the Oscar-nominated House of Sand and Fog, sprinkles a hint of hope in this Holocaust survival tale which tells a harrowing but powerful tale of deception during one of the darkest periods in human history.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 22ND JANUARY 2021 (AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL)

 

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