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Zentropa

Lars von Trier, Denmark, 1991

113 min.DK/Feature

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".
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Europa
Danish title Europa
Other titles Danish classics - selection, Zentropa
Director Lars von Trier
Screenplay Lars von Trier, Niels Vørsel, Tómas Gislason, Lars von Trier
Producer Bo Christensen, Peter Aalbæk Jensen
Director of Photography Henning Bendtsen, Edward Klosinski, Jean-Paul Meurisse
Editor Hervé Schneid
Sound Per Streit, Pierre Excoffier, Thomas Krag, Elzbieta Hetman, Michal Zarebski
Composer Joachim Holbek, Billy Strayhorn, Bernard Herrmann
Production designer Henning Bahs, Anndrzej Borecki
Casting Rie Hedegaard
Appearances Jean-Marc Barr, Barbara Sukowa, Udo Kier, Ernst-Hugo Järegård
Production country Denmark, France, Germany, Sweden
Production companies Obel Film, Telefilm, Gérard Mital Productions, Nordisk Film
Domestic distribution Pathé-Nordisk
Technical info 35 mm, Scope, color, Dolby
Danish theatrical release 16.08.1991
Cinemas Odense, Århus, Aalborg, Imperial
TV release 28.03.1996, TV 2
Find more Mikkel 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.
Danish rating Children under 16 not admitted

Companies

Production companies Obel Film, Telefilm, Gérard Mital Productions, Nordisk Film
Domestic distribution Pathé-Nordisk

Direction

Direction Lars von Trier
Assistant director Tom Hedegaard
Assistant director Elizabeth Frey Harne
Assistant director Egon Haase
Assistant director Janusz Petelski
Assistant director Elzbieta Sikorska
Assistant director Ali Rizvi
Director: 2. unit Tómas Gislason
Continuity Linda Daae
Continuity Barbara Wysocka
Extras coordinator Annette Grunnet
Extras coordinator Marie Louise Hedegaard
Extras coordinator Marie Louise Hedegaard
Extras coordinator Annette Grunnet
Casting Rie Hedegaard

Script

Script Lars von Trier
Script Niels Vørsel
Screenplay Tómas Gislason
Screenplay Lars von Trier
Storyboard Finn Skovgaard
English dialogue Christine Martin
German dialogue Heike Löfler

Production

Executive producer Gérard Mital
Executive producer Gunnar Obel
Executive producer Patrick Godeau
Executive producer François Duplat
Producer Bo Christensen
Producer Peter Aalbæk Jensen
Production manager Lene Nielsen
Production manager Wieslawa Borecka
Production assistant Marek Sienkiewicz
Production assistant Zdzislaw Sajuk
Production assistant Boleslaw Borowicz
Production assistant Ewa Borek
Production assistant Jozef Jarosz
Production assistant Monica Steenberg
Production assistant Isabelle Arcay
Production assistant Lisbet Matz
Production manager: 2. unit Thomas Heinesen
Production supervisor Lars Kolvig
Production supervisor Philippe Guez
Runner Julian Jencquel
Financing consultant Erik Crone
Financing consultant Philippe Bober

Cinematography

Cinematography Henning Bendtsen
Cinematography Edward Klosinski
Cinematography Jean-Paul Meurisse
Camera assistant Jesper Find
Camera assistant Jean-Yves Poulain
Clapper Bo Bendtsen
Key grip Jakob Bonfils
Key grip Stanislaw Kolenda
Best boy grip Søren Schou

Stills

Stills Rolf Konow

Electrical dept.

Electrical dept. Søren Sørensen
Electrical dept. Thomas Neivelt
Electrical dept. Henryk Wingert
Electrical dept. Zbigniew Szczutkowski
Electrical dept. Roman Taborski
Electrical dept. Zenon Urbaniak
Electrical dept. Krzysztof Koperski
Electrical dept. Ireneusz Kisielewicz
Electrical dept. Jacek Szpinko
Electrical dept. Andrzej Gierak
Electrical dept. Miroslaw Raczycki
Electrical dept. Pawel Pasek-Paczkowski
Electrical dept. Marek Modzelewski
Electrical dept. Piotr Kryska
Assistant lighting technician Jan Andersen
Assistant lighting technician Jørgen Johansson

Editing

Editing Hervé Schneid
Assistant editor Urszula Lesiak

Music

Music Joachim Holbek
Music Billy Strayhorn
Music Bernard Herrmann
Musical arrangement Kim Helweg
Music coordinator Kjeld Wennick
Music coordinator Claes Cornelius
Music producer Søren Wolff
Conductor Joachim Holbek

Production design

Production design Henning Bahs
Production design Anndrzej Borecki
Set dresser Peter Grant
Set dresser Emil Kostecki
Set dresser Kazimierz Stys
Set dresser Bogdan Piotrowski
Set dresser Søren Gam
Assistant set dresser Simone Grau Roney

Wardrobe

Wardrobe Manon Rasmussen
Costume assistant Malou Listoft
Costume assistant Ole Kofoed
Costume assistant Malgorzata Zduleczny
Costume assistant Hanna Golebiowska
Costume assistant Anna Rychlik
Costume assistant Helena Tarnacka

Makeup

Makeup Isabelle De Araujo
Makeup Jolanta Pruszynska
Makeup assistant Joanna Gutowska
SFX makeup Morten Jacobsen
Hairdresser Sanne Gravfort
Hairdresser Dennis Knudsen

Sound

Sound Per Streit
Sound Pierre Excoffier
Sound Thomas Krag
Sound Elzbieta Hetman
Sound Michal Zarebski
Boom operator Philippe Fabbri
Boom operator John Nielsen
Boom operator John Nielsen
Boom operator Philippe Fabbri
Sound assistant Mads Ljungdahl
Sound mixer Per Meinertsen
Dubbing Henrik Gugge Garnov
Synchronization Lars Skovgaard
Synchronization Christina Kops
Audio sampling Christian Skeel
Foley artist Carl Aage Hansen
Foley artist Julien Naudin

Special effects

Special effects Hummer Højmark
Fire and smoke effects Zdzislaw Chrzaszcz
Hanged 'werewolfs' Kaj Grönberg

Voice

Fortællerstemme Max von Sydow

Visual effects

Optical effects Jan-Erik Sandberg

Choreography

Dance supervisor Britt Bendixen

Appearance

Leo Kessler Jean-Marc Barr
Katharina Hartmann Barbara Sukowa
Larry Hartmann Udo Kier
Leos Onkel Ernst-Hugo Järegård
Oberst Harris Eddie Constantine
Max, Katharinas og Larrys far Jørgen Reenberg
Katolsk præst Erik Mørk
Siggy Henning Jensen
Læge Leif Magnusson
Depotassistent Vera Gebuhr
Gammel assistent Else Petersen
Jernbaneinspektør Dietrich Kuhlbrodt
Fru Ravenstein Anne Werner Thomsen
Hendes mand Holger Perfort
Gammel mand Ben Zimet
Gammel mand Thadee Lokcinski
Mand med papirer Baard Owe
Korthåret jøde Lars von Trier
Tjenestepige hos Hartmann Cæcilia Holbek
Jødisk mand Janos Hersko
Jødisk kone Talila
Far til attentatbørn Claus Flygare
Seifert Erno Müller
Stieleman Benny Poulsen
Mand i morgenkåbe Hardy Rafn
Piccolo Peter Haugstrup
Amerikansk soldat Michael Simpson
Amerikansk soldat John Ledin
Oberst Harris' oppasser Jesper Birch

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