Plot:

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.

Also Known As: 波斯语课, 波斯語課, Persischstunden, Perzsa nyelvleckék, Persiske lektioner, Persian Lessons, Уроки фарси, Persian oppitunnit, Les Leçons persanes, Μαθήματα Περσικών, As Lições de Persa, Časovi persijskog, El profesor de persa, Lektioner i persiska, Урокі фарсі, Persu kalbos pamokos, Les leçons persanes, Leksjoner i løgn, Poufne lekcje perskiego, Lezioni di persiano

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  • ulolbe
    ulolbe

    The opening credits are in English but it’s got French dubbing.

  • h
    H

    There are no subtitles for this film. How can they be added?