Europa

TitleEuropa
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1991
Authorsvon Trier, Lars
Running Time112 minutes
Date Released06/1991
DistributorNordisk Film, Biografdistribution
CountryDenmark, France, Germany, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland
Publication Languageenglish, german
Abstract

In a highly technical visual style, director Lars von Trier explores the themes of accountability, gullibility, and guilt in post-World War II Germany. A simplistic American takes a job as a conductor of the Zentropa railway. The train serves as an allegory for postwar nation-building and a reminder of Germany's recent past. He meets the heiress of Zentropa, who seduces him into taking part of a pro-Nazi plot. 

Cast

Jean-Marc Barr

Barbara Sukowa

Udo Kier

Ernst-Hugo Järegård

Credits

Produced by Peter Aalbæk Jensen and Bo Christensen

Directed by Lars von Trier

Written by Lars von Trier and Niels Vørsel

Cinematography by Henning Bendtsen, Edward Klosinski, and Jean-Paul Meurisse

Edited by Hervé Schneid

Music by Joachim Holbek

Genre

Drama

Original PublicationZentropa
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