Zentropa / Europa

Lars von Trier (DK, 1991)

Europa (Lars von Trier, DK/FR/DE/SE, 1991)

In 1945, just after Germany's surrender, Leo, a young American of German descent, wants to be of help in the old Fatherland and signs on as sleeping car conductor with the Zentropa Express company. He soon finds himself turned into a pawn between the power elite and Nazi terrorists gone underground. English dialogue, international cast. Prix Technique and shared Special Jury Prize at Cannes 1991. U.S. release as "Zentropa".

CategoryDK/Feature

Basic information

Danish titleEuropa
Other titlesThe grand mal, Danish classics - selection
DirectorLars von Trier
Production designerHenning Bahs, Anndrzej Borecki
Danish theatrical release16.08.1991
TV release1996-03-28
TV 2
Production countryDenmark/France/Germany/Sweden
Duration113 min.
Domestic distribution Pathé-Nordisk
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Additional information

Technical info35 mm / Scope / color / Dolby
Danish ratingChildren under 16 not admitted
Find moreMikkel Bogh: Det hjemløse blik - Europa som billede. Øjeblikket 4/1991. Carsten Clante: Skøn som en sønderskudt banegård. Levende Billeder 7/1991. Bo Green Jensen: Det europæiske menneske. Øjeblikket 4/1991. Henrik Hannibal: Mesterens modeltog. Levende Billeder 7/1990. Klaus Rifbjerg: Uskyldstabet eller liget i fostervandet. Kosmorama 197/1991.

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Direction
Lars von TrierDirection
Tom HedegaardAssistant director
Elizabeth Frey HarneAssistant director
Egon HaaseAssistant director
Janusz PetelskiAssistant director
Elzbieta SikorskaAssistant director
Ali RizviAssistant director
Tómas GislasonDirector: 2. unit
Linda DaaeContinuity
Barbara WysockaContinuity
Annette GrunnetExtras coordinator
Marie Louise HedegaardExtras coordinator
Marie Louise HedegaardExtras coordinator
Annette GrunnetExtras coordinator
Rie HedegaardCasting
Script
Tómas GislasonScreenplay
Lars von TrierScreenplay
Finn SkovgaardStoryboard
Christine MartinEnglish dialogue
Heike LöflerGerman dialogue
Production
Gérard MitalExecutive producer
Gunnar ObelExecutive producer
Patrick GodeauExecutive producer
François DuplatExecutive producer
Bo ChristensenProducer
Lene NielsenProduction manager
Wieslawa BoreckaProduction manager
Lisbet MatzProduction assistant
Isabelle ArcayProduction assistant
Monica SteenbergProduction assistant
Ewa BorekProduction assistant
Jozef JaroszProduction assistant
Boleslaw BorowiczProduction assistant
Zdzislaw SajukProduction assistant
Marek SienkiewiczProduction assistant
Thomas HeinesenProduction manager: 2. unit
Lars KolvigProduction supervisor
Philippe GuezProduction supervisor
Erik CroneFinancing consultant
Philippe BoberFinancing consultant
Cinematography
Henning BendtsenCinematography
Jesper Find1st assistant camera
Jean-Yves Poulain1st assistant camera
Bo BendtsenClapper
Jakob BonfilsKey grip
Søren SchouKey grip assistant
Edward KlosinskiCinematography
Jean-Paul MeurisseCinematography
Stills
Rolf KonowStills
Electrical dept.
Søren SørensenElectrical dept.
Thomas NeiveltElectrical dept.
Henryk WingertElectrical dept.
Jan AndersenAssistant lighting technician
Jørgen JohanssonAssistant lighting technician
Zbigniew SzczutkowskiElectrical dept.
Roman TaborskiElectrical dept.
Zenon UrbaniakElectrical dept.
Krzysztof KoperskiElectrical dept.
Ireneusz KisielewiczElectrical dept.
Jacek SzpinkoElectrical dept.
Andrzej GierakElectrical dept.
Miroslaw RaczyckiElectrical dept.
Pawel Pasek-PaczkowskiElectrical dept.
Marek ModzelewskiElectrical dept.
Piotr KryskaElectrical dept.
Editing
Urszula LesiakAssistant editor
Music
Kim HelwegMusical arrangement
Kjeld WennickMusic coordinator
Claes CorneliusMusic coordinator
Søren WolffMusic producer
Joachim HolbekConductor
Production design
Henning BahsProduction design
Anndrzej BoreckiProduction design
Peter GrantSet dresser
Emil KosteckiSet dresser
Kazimierz StysSet dresser
Bogdan PiotrowskiSet dresser
Søren GamSet dresser
Simone Grau RoneyProperty assistant
Wardrobe
Manon RasmussenWardrobe
Malou ListoftCostume assistant
Ole KofoedCostume assistant
Malgorzata ZdulecznyCostume assistant
Hanna GolebiowskaCostume assistant
Anna RychlikCostume assistant
Helena TarnackaCostume assistant
Makeup
Joanna GutowskaMakeup assistant
Sanne GravfortHairdresser
Dennis KnudsenHairdresser
Sound
Per StreitSound
Philippe FabbriBoom operator
John NielsenBoom operator
John NielsenBoom operator
Philippe FabbriBoom operator
Per MeinertsenSound mixer
Lars SkovgaardSynchronization
Christina KopsSynchronization
Christian SkeelAudio sampling
Carl Aage HansenFoley artist
Julien NaudinFoley artist
Mads LjungdahlSound assistant
Special effects
Hummer HøjmarkSpecial effects
Zdzislaw ChrzaszczFire and smoke effects
Kaj GrönbergHanged 'werewolfs'
Visual effects
Jan-Erik SandbergOptical effects
Choreography
Britt BendixenDance supervisor
Appearance
Jean-Marc BarrLeo Kessler
Barbara SukowaKatharina Hartmann
Udo KierLarry Hartmann
Eddie ConstantineOberst Harris
Jørgen ReenbergMax, Katharinas og Larrys far
Erik MørkKatolsk præst
Vera GebuhrDepotassistent
Else PetersenGammel assistent
Dietrich KuhlbrodtJernbaneinspektør
Anne Werner ThomsenFru Ravenstein
Holger PerfortHendes mand
Ben ZimetGammel mand
Thadee LokcinskiGammel mand
Baard OweMand med papirer
Lars von TrierKorthåret jøde
Cæcilia HolbekTjenestepige hos Hartmann
Janos HerskoJødisk mand
TalilaJødisk kone
Claus FlygareFar til attentatbørn
Erno MüllerSeifert
Benny PoulsenStieleman
Hardy RafnMand i morgenkåbe
Michael SimpsonAmerikansk soldat
John LedinAmerikansk soldat
Jesper BirchOberst Harris' oppasser
Voice
Max von SydowFortællerstemme
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