Persian Lessons

1942. Gilles, a young Belgian man, is arrested by the SS alongside other Jews and sent to a concentration camp in Germany. He narrowly avoids execution by swearing to the guards that he is not Jewish, but Persian. This lie temporarily saves him, but then Gilles is assigned a seemingly untenable mission: to teach Farsi to Koch, the officer in charge of the camp’s kitchen, who dreams of opening a restaurant in Iran once the war is over. Gilles finds himself having to invent a language he doesn’t know, word by word.


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Original title

Russia, Germany, Belarus | 2019| historical thriller


Language: German, English, Persian | Subtitles: Hungarian, English | 127 min


Vadim Perelman


Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Lars Eidinger, Jonas Nay