Persian Lessons

Persian Lessons

Title: Persian Lessons

Release: 2020

Rating: 7.3

Language: German, French, Persian, English, Italian

Country: Russia, Germany, Belarus

Runtime: 127

Genre: Drama

Persian Lessons

Release 2020
Rating 7.3
Language German, French, Persian, English, Italian
Country Russia, Germany, Belarus
Runtime 127
Genre Drama



1942. Gilles, a young Belgian man, is arrested by the SS alongside other Jews and sent to a concentration camp in Germany. He narrowly avoids execution by swearing to the guards that he is not Jewish, but Persian. This lie temporarily saves him, but then Gilles is assigned a seemingly untenable mission: to teach Persian to Koch, the officer in charge of the camp's kitchen, who dreams of opening a restaurant in Persia (Iran) once the war is over. Gilles finds himself having to invent a language he doesn't know, word by word. As the unusual relationship between the two men begins to incite jealousy and suspicion, Gilles becomes acutely aware that one false move could expose his swindle.

Director :

Vadim Perelman

Writer :

Ilja Zofin (screenplay), Wolfgang Kohlhaase (novel)

Actors :