Europa (1991)

World War II had finished, but it left indelible marks.

  • Genre: Drama, History
  • Release Date: 1991-06-27
  • User Rating: 7.349/10 from 271 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 53min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Det Danske Filminstitut
  • Production Country: Denmark, France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland
  • Director: Lars von Trier
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A young, idealist American gets a job as a train conductor for the Zentropa railway network in postwar, US-occupied Frankfurt. As various people try to take advantage of him, he soon finds his position politically sensitive, and gets caught up in a whirlpool of conspiracies and Nazi sympathisers.


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  • Jean-Marc Barr

    as Leopold Kessler
  • Barbara Sukowa

    as Katharina Hartmann
  • Udo Kier

    as Lawrence Hartmann
  • Max von Sydow

    as Narrator (voice)
  • Eddie Constantine

    as Colonel Harris
  • Jørgen Reenberg

    as Max Hartmann
  • Erik Mørk

    as Pater
  • Henning Jensen

    as Siggy
  • Ernst-Hugo Järegård

    as Uncle Kessler
  • Leif Magnusson

    as Doctor Magnus
  • Dietrich Kuhlbrodt

    as Inspector
  • Holger Perfort

    as Mr. Ravenstein
  • Anne Werner Thomsen

    as Mrs. Ravenstein
  • Peter Haugstrup

    as Piccolo
  • Erno Müller

    as Seifert
  • Benny Poulsen

    as Steleman
  • Michael Phillip Simpson

    as Robins
  • Lars von Trier

    as Jew
  • Vera Gebuhr

    as Depot Assistant
  • Hardy Rafn

    as Man in Housecoat
  • Baard Owe

    as Man with Papers
  • Else Petersen

    as Old Female Assistant
  • Ben Zimet

    as Old Man #1
  • Tadek Lokcinski

    as Old Man #2
Writing Lars von Trier Screenplay
Directing Lars von Trier Director
Production Peter Aalbæk Jensen Producer
Costume & Make-Up Manon Rasmussen Costume Design
Sound Per Streit Sound Designer
Sound Thomas Krag Sound Editor
Camera Edward Kłosiński Director of Photography
Sound Joachim Holbek Music
Camera Jean-Paul Meurisse Director of Photography
Editing Hervé Schneid Editor
Production François Duplat Executive Producer
Production Philippe Bober Associate Producer
Sound Pierre Excoffier Sound Recordist
Writing Niels Vørsel Screenplay
Production Patrick Godeau Executive Producer
Camera Henning Bendtsen Director of Photography
Production Thomas Heinesen Production Manager
Production Bo Christensen Producer
Art Henning Bahs Production Design
Directing Tom Hedegaard First Assistant Director
Production Philippe Guez Production Supervisor
Production Lars Kolvig Production Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Dennis Knudsen Hairstylist
Directing Tómas Gislason Assistant Director
Production Gunnar Obel Executive Producer
Production Rie Hedegaard Casting
Production Henrik Capetillo Production Assistant
Art Andrzej Borecki Production Design
Production Lene Nielsen Production Manager
Costume & Make-Up Isabelle de Araujo Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Sanne Gravfort Hairstylist
Directing Janusz Petelski Assistant Director
Production Gérard Mital Executive Producer
Production Wiesława Borecka Production Manager
Costume & Make-Up Jolanta Pruszynska Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Morten Jacobsen Makeup Artist
Directing Egon Haase Second Assistant Director
Directing Elizabeth Frey Harne Second Assistant Director