Persian Lessons


1942. Gilles (Nahuel Perez Biscayart), 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 Farsi to Koch, the officer in charge of the camp's kitchen, who dreams of opening a restaurant in Iran once the war is over. Gilles finds himself having to invent a language he doesn't know, aware that one false move could expose his swindle.
Director:
Vadim Perelman
Year:
2020
Genre:
Drama
Country:
Russia
Cast:
Nahuel Perez Biscayart
Classification:
M
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