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Persian Lessons

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In Theaters: June 9, 2023

Drama, War | 2h 7m

Persian Lessons

Occupied France, 1942. Gilles (Nahuel Pérez Biscayart) is arrested by SS soldiers along with other Jews and sent to a concentration camp in Germany. He narrowly avoids sudden execution by swearing to the guards that he is not Jewish, but Persian.

This lie temporarily saves him, but Gilles gets assigned a life-or-death mission: to teach Farsi to the Head of Camp, Klaus Koch (Lars Eidinger), who dreams of opening a restaurant in Iran once the war is over.

Based on the novel by Wolfgang Kohlhaase.

Cast: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Lars Eidinger, Jonas Nay, David Schütter, Alexander Beyer, Andreas Hofer, Leonie Benesch, Luisa-Céline Gaffron
Director: Vadim Perelman
Producer(s): Vadim Perelman, Timur Bekmambetov, Ilya Stewart, Murad Osmann, Pavel Burya, Ilya Zofin, Rauf Atamalibekov
Writer(s): Ilja Zofin