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Persian Lessons

Persian Lessons
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Released: June 16, 2023
Director: Vadim Perelman
Producer: Ilya Stewart, Murad Osmann, Pavel Burya, Timur Bekmambetov, Vadim Perelman
Studio: Mongrel Media
Cast: Lars Eidinger, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Alexander Beyer
Genre: Drama
Length: 127 minutes

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Persian Lessons Overview

Occupied France, 1942. Gilles (Nahuel Pérez Biscayart) is arrested by SS soldiers along with other Jews and sent to a concentration camp in Germany. He narrowly avoids sudden execution by swearing to the guards that he is not Jewish, but Persian.

This lie temporarily saves him, but Gilles gets assigned a life-or-death mission: to teach Farsi to the Head of Camp, Klaus Koch (Lars Eidinger), who dreams of opening a restaurant in Iran once the war is over.

Based on the novel by Wolfgang Kohlhaase.


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