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by Vadim Perelman


Occupied France, 1942. Gilles (Nahuel Perez Biscayart) is arrested by SS soldiers alongside other Jews and sent to a camp in Germany. He narrowly avoids sudden execution by swearing to the guards that he is not Jewish, but Persian.

international title: Persian Lessons
original title: Persischstunden
country: Russia, Germany, Belarus
sales agent: Memento International
year: 2020
genre: fiction
directed by: Vadim Perelman
film run: 127'
screenplay: Ilya Zofin
cast: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Lars Eidinger, Jonas Nay, Leonie Benesch, Alexander Beyer, David Schütter, Luisa-Céline Gaffron, Guiseppe Schillaci, Antonin Chalon, Mehdi Rahim-Silvioli
cinematography by: Vladislav Opelyants
film editing: Vessela Martschewski
art director: Dmitry Tatarnikov
costumes designer: Alexey Kamyshov
music: Evgueni Galperine
producer: Ilya Stewart, Murad Osmann, Pavel Burya, Ilya Zofin, Rauf Atamalibekov, Timur Bekmambetov, Vadim Perelman
co-producer: Sol Bondy
production: LM Media, ONE TWO Films, Hype Film (RU), Belarusfilm (BY)
distributor: Academy Two
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