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1h 54m 1991

Brief Synopsis

A young German-American man returns to a defeated Germany in the latter half of 1945 full of good will, idealism and a job as a sleeping car conductor with the sprawling Zentropa railways company. He falls in love with the daughter of the former Nazi-sympathazing head of Zentropa, and is entangled in the economic and nationalistic terror of the post-war period.

Film Details

Also Known As
Zentropa
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Historical
Thriller
Political
Sequel
Release Date
1991
Distribution Company
MAX FILMS/PRESTIGE FILMS
Location
Denmark; Poland

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 54m

Synopsis

A young German-American man returns to a defeated Germany in the latter half of 1945 full of good will, idealism and a job as a sleeping car conductor with the sprawling Zentropa railways company. He falls in love with the daughter of the former Nazi-sympathazing head of Zentropa, and is entangled in the economic and nationalistic terror of the post-war period.

Film Details

Also Known As
Zentropa
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Historical
Thriller
Political
Sequel
Release Date
1991
Distribution Company
MAX FILMS/PRESTIGE FILMS
Location
Denmark; Poland

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 54m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Denmark's official entry, in the category of European Film of the Year, for the 1992 European Film Awards.

Co-winner of the Jury Prize (as well as a grand prize for technical achievement) at the Cannes Film Festival May 1991.

Released in United States Summer May 22, 1992

Released in United States July 2, 1992

Released in United States on Video May 5, 1993

Released in United States 1991

Released in United States July 1991

Released in United States August 1991

Released in United States September 1991

Released in United States October 1991

Released in United States November 1991

Released in United States 1992

Released in United States January 1992

Shown at Birmingham International Film & Television Festival September 20 - October 5, 1991.

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (Scandinavian Cinema of Today) August 22 - September 2, 1991.

Shown at Jerusalem International Film Festival July 1991.

Shown at Norwegian Film Festival in Haugesund August 18-24, 1991.

Shown at Banco Nacional International Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro September 5-15, 1991.

Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals September 5-14, 1991.

Shown at Sitges Fantasy Filmfest & Market October 4-12, 1991.

Shown at Stockholm Film Festival November 15-24, 1991.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 14-June 7, 1992.

Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival January 8-15, 1992.

Preliminary photography completed March 1990 in Poland.

Completed shooting August 30, 1990.

Began shooting March 16, 1990.

The third installment in Lars von Trier's trilogy on the theme of Europe. The others are "The Element of Crime" (Denmark/1984) and "Epidemic" (Denmark/1987).

Released in United States Summer May 22, 1992

Released in United States July 2, 1992 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video May 5, 1993

Released in United States 1991 (Shown at Birmingham International Film & Television Festival September 20 - October 5, 1991.)

Released in United States 1991 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (Scandinavian Cinema of Today) August 22 - September 2, 1991.)

Released in United States July 1991 (Shown at Jerusalem International Film Festival July 1991.)

Released in United States August 1991 (Shown at Norwegian Film Festival in Haugesund August 18-24, 1991.)

Released in United States September 1991 (Shown at Banco Nacional International Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro September 5-15, 1991.)

Released in United States September 1991 (Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals September 5-14, 1991.)

Released in United States 1992 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 14-June 7, 1992.)

Released in United States November 1991 (Shown at Stockholm Film Festival November 15-24, 1991.)

Released in United States January 1992 (Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival January 8-15, 1992.)

Released in United States October 1991 (Shown at Sitges Fantasy Filmfest & Market October 4-12, 1991.)

Released in United States 1992 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (European Cinema) June 18 - July 2, 1992.)