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Genre  Drama
Language  English German
7.7/10 IMDb

Director  Lars von Trier
Film series  Europa trilogy
Country  Denmark France Germany Poland Sweden Switzerland
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Release date  12 May 1991 (1991-05-12) (Cannes) 22 June 1991 (1991-06-22) (Germany) 16 August 1991 (1991-08-16) (Denmark)
Writer  Lars von Trier, Niels Vorsel
Awards  Cannes Jury Prize, Bodil Award for Best Danish Film
Cast  Jean-Marc Barr (Leopold Kessler), Barbara Sukowa (Katharina Hartmann), Udo Kier (Lawrence Hartmann), Ernst-Hugo Järegård (Uncle Kessler), Max von Sydow, Erik Mørk
Similar movies  Saving Private Ryan, The Book Thief, Max Manus: Man of War, The Thin Red Line, The Train, When Trumpets Fade

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Europa (known as Zentropa in North America) is a 1991 Danish art drama film directed by Lars von Trier. It is von Trier's third theatrical feature film and the final film in his Europa trilogy following The Element of Crime (1984) and Epidemic (1987).


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The film features an international cast, including the French-American Jean-Marc Barr, Germans Barbara Sukowa and Udo Kier, expatriate American Eddie Constantine, and the Swedes Max von Sydow and Ernst-Hugo Järegård.

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Europa was influenced by Franz Kafka's Amerika, and the title was chosen "as an echo" of that novel.

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A young, idealistic American hopes to "show some kindness" to the German people soon after the end of World War II. In US-occupied Germany, he takes on work as a sleeping car conductor for the Zentropa railway network, falls in love with a femme fatale, and becomes embroiled in a pro-Nazi terrorist conspiracy.


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Europa employs an experimental style of cinema, combining largely black and white visuals with occasional intrusions of colour having actors interact with rear-projected footage, and layering different images over one another to surreal effect. The voice-over narration uses an unconventional second-person narrative imitative of a hypnotist (e.g. "On the count of ten, you will be in Europa.").

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The film's characters, music, dialogue, and plot are self-consciously melodramatic and ironically imitative of film noir conventions.


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The film was shot throughout Poland (Chojna Cathedral (Marienkirche) and the Chojna Roundhouse) and in Denmark (Nordisk Film studios, Copenhagen and the Copenhagen Dansk Hydraulisk Institut)

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Von Trier's production company, Zentropa Entertainments, is named after the sinister railway network featured in this film, which is in turn named after the real-life train company Mitropa.


Europa was released as Zentropa in North America to avoid confusion with Europa Europa (1990).

Critical reception

The film received largely positive reviews from critics. Review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reports an 85% score based on 13 reviews, with an average rating of 7.3/10.


The film won three awards at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival (Best Artistic Contribution, Jury Prize, and Technical Grand Prize). Upon realizing that he had not won the Palme d'Or, von Trier gave the judges the finger and stormed out of the venue.

Home media

The Criterion Collection released the film on DVD in 2008. The package contained several documentaries on the film and an audio commentary from von Trier.


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