Europa (1991)

World War II had finished, but it left indelible marks

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1991-06-27
  • User Rating: 7.4/10 from 144 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 43min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Det Danske Filminstitut
  • Production Country: Denmark, France, Germany, Sweden
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Postwar Germany, 1945. Leopold Kessler, an American of German descent, works as a sleeping car conductor for the Zentropa railway line. When he meets Katharina Hartmann, the railroad owner's daughter, and they fall in love, his life intersects with the dark and violent path of a mysterious organization opposed to the United States army military occupation.

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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
Sound Pierre Excoffier Sound Recordist
Writing Niels Vørsel Screenplay
Camera Henning Bendtsen Director of Photography
Production Bo Christensen Producer
Art Henning Bahs Production Design
Production Lene Nielsen Production Manager
Costume & Make-Up Isabelle de Araujo Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Sanne Gravfort Hairstylist