EUROPA EUROPA (Agnieszka Holland, 1990)

Agnieszka Holland’s unsentimental Europa Europa, from France and Germany, is based on Salomon Perel’s account of his actual experiences. A Jew, “Sali” eluded German capture before and during the war. Holland’s mother was Catholic; her father, Jewish.      In 1938 Germany, Sali is indulging in a bath just prior to his bar mitzvah—arithmetic sets his age […]