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• USA: May 22, 1992
DVD Release Date
• R2: 29 Jul 2002
Rated R for mature treatment of holocaust issues.
1 hour, 52 minutes
Country Denmark | Sweden | France | Germany | Switzerland
Alicéléo, Det Danske Filminstitut, Eurimages, Fund of the Council of Europe, Gérard Mital Productions, Institut suisse du film, Nordisk Film, Sofinergie 1, Sofinergie 2, Svenska Filminstitutet (SFI), UGC Images, WMG Film
Studio Gerard Mital Productions, Nordic Film & TV Fund
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|Genre: Drama, Terrorism, Betrayal, Deception, Psychodrama, Love, Christmas, World War II, Surreal, Tragedy, Spy|
Plot: Lars von Trier’s bizarre yarn concerns Leopold Kessler (Jean-Marc Barr), a German American who becomes involved in a surreal nightmare in postwar Germany. Leopold travels to Germany in order to help restore the ravaged countryside. His uncle (Ernst-Hugo Jaregard) gets him a job as a sleeping-car conductor with a giant railway complex called Zentropa. On his first day, Leopold is seduced by Katharina Hartmann (Barbara Sukowa), who just so happens to be the daughter of Zentropa's owner. Leopold blindly falls for Katharina, unaware that she is about to draw him into a maze of suspense and intrigue involving pro-Nazi terrorists.
Opening with a hypnotizing image of rolling train tracks and a somber voice-over by Max Von Sydow, ZENTROPA unfolds calculatedly and ambiguously. Von Trier employs a series of ingenious technical tricks, using rear projection as well as cutting between color and black and white, in order to give his film a dazzling visual presentation. The result is a mysterious thriller that will beg for a second viewing once the final credits have rolled.
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