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Occupied France, 1942. Gilles is arrested by SS soldiers alongside other Jews and sent to a 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 Head of Camp Koch, who dreams of opening a restaurant in Iran once the war is over. Through an ingenious trick, Gilles manages to survive by inventing words of "Farsi" every day and teaching them to Koch.
  • Year
  • Runtime
    127 minutes
  • Language
    German, French, English, Italian, Persian
  • Country
    Belarus, Germany, Russian Federation
  • Director
    Vadim Perelman
  • Screenwriter
    Ilya Zofin
  • Producer
    Timur Bekmambetov, Vadim Perelman, Ilya Zofin, Murad Osmann, Ilya Stewart, Pavel Burya, Rauf Atamalibekov
  • Co-Producer
    Sol Bondy, Ilya Dzhincharadze, Jamila Wenske, Elizaveta Chalenko, Leonid Shpolsky
  • Cast
    Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Lars Eidinger, Jonas Nay
  • Cinematographer
    Vladislav Opelyants
  • Editor
    Vessela Martschewski
  • Production Design
    Dmitry Tatarnikov
  • Composer
    Evgueni Galperine, Sacha Galperine