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Persian Lessons
Dir.: Vadim Perelman | 128 minutes

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Germany 2021 | 128 minutes | German, French, English, Italian | Hebrew subtitles

Gilles, a young Belgian man, is arrested by the SS alongside other Jews and sent to a concentration camp in Germany. He narrowly avoids execution by swearing to the guards that he is not Jewish, but Persian. This lie temporarily saves him, but then Gilles is assigned a seemingly untenable mission: to teach Persian to Koch, the officer in charge of the camp's kitchen, who dreams of opening a restaurant in Persia (Iran) once the war is over…. Vadim Perelman directs a gripping drama with an assured hand, deftly mixing suspense, laughter and tears.