Europa

“You will now listen to my voice . . . On the count of ten you will be in Europa.” Max von Sydow’s ominous, hypnotic induction inaugurates the entrancing final installment of Lars von Trier’s Europe Trilogy. An idealistic American (Jean-Marc Barr) travels to postwar Germany to take a job as a sleeping-car conductor for the Zentropa railways—and finds himself plunged into a murky, Kafkaesque world of intrigue and betrayal where the shadow of Nazism hovers menacingly over everything. With its ravishing cinematography (in black and white, color, and at times a stunning mix of both), dreamlike use of rear projections, and lush fusion of melodrama and noir conventions, Europa is a sublimely stylized cinematic fugue.

Film Info

  • Denmark
  • 1991
  • 112 minutes
  • Black and White/Color
  • 2.39:1
  • English, German
  • Spine #454

DIRECTOR-APPROVED BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • 4K digital restoration, approved by director Lars von Trier, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack
  • Audio commentaries featuring von Trier, producer Peter Aalbæk Jensen, and actors Jean-Marc Barr and Udo Kier
  • Making-of documentary from 1991
  • Documentary from 1991 featuring an interview with von Trier and footage from the set as well as the film’s Cannes premiere and press conference
  • Interview from 2005 with von Trier about the Europe Trilogy
  • Programs featuring interviews with film scholar Peter Schepelern and many of von Trier’s collaborators
  • Trailer
  • English subtitle translation and English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

Available In

Collector's Set

Lars von Trier’s Europe Trilogy

Lars von Trier’s Europe Trilogy

Blu-ray Box Set

3 Discs

$69.95

DIRECTOR-APPROVED BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • 4K digital restoration, approved by director Lars von Trier, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack
  • Audio commentaries featuring von Trier, producer Peter Aalbæk Jensen, and actors Jean-Marc Barr and Udo Kier
  • Making-of documentary from 1991
  • Documentary from 1991 featuring an interview with von Trier and footage from the set as well as the film’s Cannes premiere and press conference
  • Interview from 2005 with von Trier about the Europe Trilogy
  • Programs featuring interviews with film scholar Peter Schepelern and many of von Trier’s collaborators
  • Trailer
  • English subtitle translation and English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Europa
Cast
Jean-Marc Barr
Leopold Kessler
Barbara Sukowa
Katharina Hartmann
Udo Kier
Lawrence Hartmann
Ernst-Hugo Järegård
Uncle Kessler
Erik Mørk
Father
Jørgen Reenberg
Max Hartmann
Henning Jensen
Siggy
Eddie Constantine
Colonel Harris
Max von Sydow
Narrator
Lars von Trier
Jew
Credits
Director
Lars von Trier
Producer
Peter Aalbæk Jensen
Producer
Bo Christensen
Executive producer
Gérard Mital
Executive producer
Gunnar Obel
Executive producer
Patrick Godeau
Executive producer
François Duplat
Screenplay
Lars von Trier
Screenplay
Niels Vørsel
Director of photography
Henning Bendtsen
Director of photography
Jean-Paul Meurisse
Director of photography
Edward Kłosiński
Production design
Henning Bahs
Composer
Joachim Holbek
Costume designer
Manon Rasmussen
Editor
Hervé Schneid
Sound designer
Per Streit Jensen
Sound recordist
Pierre Excoffier
Shooting script
Lars von Trier
Shooting script
Tómas Gislason
First assistant director
Tom Hedegaard
Second assistant director
Elizabeth Frey Harne
Second assistant director
Egon Haase
Production manager
Lene Nielsen
Production assistant
Philippe Bober
Production assistant
Erik Crone
Production supervisor
Lars Kolvig
Production supervisor
Philippe Guez

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