Film - Europa Europa (1990)
Based on a true story, this drama follows Solomon Perel (Marco Hofschneider), the son of a Jewish shoe salesman who survived the Holocaust by falling in with the Nazis. Solomon flees to Poland where he lives in an orphanage operated by Stalinist forces. When the Nazis invade, he makes his German fluency useful and becomes Josef Peters, translator for the Hitler Youth. Since “Peters” is circumcised, a fact that will instantly reveal his identity, he is in a state of constant paranoia, especially when he begins a relationship with Leni (Julie Delpy), a beautiful but fiercely anti-Semitic woman. This film continues our series highlighting women directors.