by Vadim Perelman


Drama, 120 minutes, completed
Director: Vadim Perelman
Writer: Ilja Zofin (based on the novel “Erfindung einer Sprache”, by Wolfgang Kohlhaase)
Producers: Hype FilmLM Media, One Two Films, Belarusfilm
Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Lars Eidinger, Jonas Nay, Leonie Benesch
German distributor: 
Alamode Film
World sales: 
Memento Films International



An unconventional friendship grows between the German chef of a concentration camp kitchen Klaus Koch and the young Belgian jew Gilles, who falsely claims to be Persian in order to survive a mass shooting and is now obliged to teach Klaus a language that he only pretends to know.

DIRECTOR: Vadim Perelman

Vadim Perelman made his directorial debut in 2003 with House of Sand and Fog. The film, starring Jennifer Connelly and Ben Kingsley, was nominated for three Academy Awards and also marks his first screenplay credit. His second feature The Life Before Her Eyes starred Uma Thurman and Evan Rachel Wood. He also established himself as an innovative director of commercials (his clients included Microsoft, Panasonic, Nike and Coors) as well as award-winning music videos. 


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