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Uniform Title Europa (Motion picture : 1991)
Title Europa [videorecording] / director, Lars von Trier ; producers, Peter Aalbæk Jensen, Bo Christensen ; screenplay, Lars von Trier & Niels Vørsel.

Imprint [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Casa Verdugo Library DVD    G EUR    Available
Edition Special edition double-disc set.
Description 2 videodiscs (107 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (11 pages : 18 cm).
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Motion picture
Series The Criterion collection ; 454
Criterion collection ; 454.
System Details DVD video format, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1), Dolby Digital 2.1 audio.
Language In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH); includes German dialog with optional English subtitles.
Cast Jean-Marc Barr, Udo Kier, Barbara Sukowa, Ernst-Hugo Järegård, Erik Mørk, Jørgen Reenberg, Henning Jensen, Eddie Constantine; narrator, Max Von Sydow.
Credits Janus Films ; a Danish-French-German-Swedish coproduction ; produced by Gunnar Obel & Nordisk Film & TV A/S, Gerard Mital Productions, PCC, WMG, The Swedish Film Institute ; directors of photography, Henning Bendtsen, Jean-Paul Meurisse, Edward Klosinsky ; composer, Joakim Holbek; editor, Herve Schneid.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1991.
Restored high-definition digital transfer.
Summary Leo Kessler, an American of German descent, visits Germany in 1945. He works as a night conductor on the Zentropa Railway Line, owned by a Nazi sympathizer. Leo attempts to remain neutral to the ongoing purging of loyalists by the Allied forces, but he falls in love with the railway magnate's daughter.
Note Special features: Danish audio commentary with director Lars von Trier and producer Peter Aalbaek Jensen; documentary Making of Europa (1991); original theatrical trailer; Trier's element, a documentary featuring an interview with von Trier as well as footage from Europa's set and its Cannes premiere and press conference; Anecdotes from Europa, a short documentary featuring interviews with film historian Peter Schepelern, actor Jean-Marc Baar, Aalbaek Jensen, assistant director Tomas Gislason, co-writer Niels Vorsel, and prop master Peter Grant; additional interviews; booklet with essay by critic Howard Hampton.
Subject Denazification -- Germany -- Drama.
Germany -- History -- 1945-1955 -- Drama.
Genre/Form War films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Trier, Lars von, 1956- film director, screenwriter.
Vørsel, Niels, screenwriter.
Jensen, Peter Aalbæk, 1956- film producer.
Christensen, Bo, 1937- film producer.
Barr, Jean-Marc, 1960- actor.
Sukowa, Barbara, 1950- actor.
Kier, Udo, actor.
Järegård, Ernst-Hugo, 1928-1998, actor.
Mørk, Erik, actor.
Reenberg, Jørgen, 1927- actor.
Jensen, Henning, 1934- actor.
Constantine, Eddie, 1917-1993, actor.
Sydow, Max von, 1929- narrator.
Bendtsen, Henning, 1925-2011, director of photography.
Meurisse, Jean-Paul, director of photography.
Kłosiński, Edward, 1943-2008. Cinematographer.
Holbek, Joachim, composer.
Schneid, Hervé, editor of moving image work.
Nordic Film/TV Association.
Janus Films.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Note Also known as: Zentropa
ISBN 9781604651027
Standard No. 715515034029
Music No. CC1784D The Criterion Collection

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