Persian Lessons

UK 15 Certificate
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February 8, 2021
Director
Runtime
2 Hours 7 Minutes
Genre
Drama
Language
German
From Signature Entertainment
infrequent strong injury detail, violence

Nazi-occupied France, 1942. Gilles is arrested by SS soldiers alongside fellow Jews and sent to a camp in Germany. He narrowly avoids sudden execution by swearing to the guards that he is not Jewish, but Persian.

This lie temporarily saves him, but Gilles gets assigned a life-or-death mission: to teach Farsi to Head of Camp Koch, who dreams of opening a restaurant in Iran once the war is over.

Through an ingenious trick, Gilles manages to survive by inventing words of "Farsi" every day and teaching them to Koch. The particular relationship between the two men sparks the jealousy of other prisoners and SS guards towards Gilles. And while the suspicions of Koch grow every day, Gilles understands that he will not be able to keep his secret forever…

Last updated
January 13, 2021

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Persian Lessons - UK Trailer - WWII Drama starring Nahuel Pérez Biscayart and Lars Eidinger

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