Europa Europa


1h 55m 1991

Brief Synopsis

Drama based on the life of Salomon Perel, who, after his brother fell into German hands, suppressed his Jewish heritage in order to avoid certain doom at the hands of the Nazis and inadvertently became a German hero.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1991
Distribution Company
Orion Classics

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m

Synopsis

Drama based on the life of Salomon Perel, who, after his brother fell into German hands, suppressed his Jewish heritage in order to avoid certain doom at the hands of the Nazis and inadvertently became a German hero.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1991
Distribution Company
Orion Classics

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m

Award Nominations

Best Adapted Screenplay

1991

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Named best foreign film of 1991 by the Boston Society of Film Critics.

Named best foreign film of 1991 by the National Board of Review.

Named best foreign film of 1991 by the New York Film Critics Circle.

Runner-up for the Best Foreign Film of 1991 citation from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

The Country of Germany

Zbigniew Preisner was cited for best music of the year by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association for his work on "Europa, Europa" (France/Germany/90), "The Double Life of Veronique" (France/Poland/91) and "At Play In the Fields of the Lord" (USA/91).

Released in United States 1991

Released in United States August 9, 1991

Released in United States July 12, 1991

Released in United States on Video June 24, 1992

Released in United States September 1992

Released in United States Summer June 28, 1991

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival April 26- May 9, 1991.

Shown at San Sebastian Film Festival (Open Zone) September 17-27, 1992.

Received a Golden Globe award for Best Foreign Film of 1991 from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Began shooting March 1989.

Completed shooting April 1989.

The German selection committee responsible for submitting a film to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences was unable to select the largely German-language "Europa, Europa" (France/Germany/90) because it is a majority French production with minority German and Polish production participation, and because it had a Polish director-screenwriter and Polish and German actors.

Released in United States 1991 (Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival April 26- May 9, 1991.)

Released in United States on Video June 24, 1992

Released in United States Summer June 28, 1991

Released in United States July 12, 1991 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States August 9, 1991

Released in United States September 1992 (Shown at San Sebastian Film Festival (Open Zone) September 17-27, 1992.)