Medium level violence, Sex scene
|Director:||Lars von Trier|
|Actors:||Jean-Marc Barr, Barbara Sukowa, Udo Kier, Ernst-Hugo Jaregard, Holger Perfort, Jorgen Reenberg, Henning Jensen, Eddie Constantine, Max Von Sydow, Benny Poulsen, Erno Muller, Dietrich Kuhlbrodt, Michael Phillip Simpson, Anne Werner Thomsen, Erik Mork|
In 1945, Leo Kessler, an American of German descent, arrives in Germany in order to work and discover the land of his father, and discovers a conquered and destroyed country overshadowed by darkness towards the end of the Nazi regime. Upon arriving, his uncle gets him a job at the Zentropa Train Line, owned by the Nazi sympathizer, Max Hartmann. Soon afterwards he falls in love with Max’s daughter, Katharina but unfortunately, Leo cannot remain neutral, and must make difficult choices in difficult times.
Europa is Lars Von Trier’s early masterpiece and is one of the most visually striking films ever made. Alternating between glorious black-and-white and lush colour cinematography and other astonishing visuals, Europa is symbolic of the death throes of Nazism and the moral culpability of Americans and others who arrived too late to save the victims of this violent and oppressive regime.