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Release Date: June 27, 1991

Year    :   1991
Slogan    :   «World War II had finished, but it left indelible marks.»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Det Danske Filminstitut, Nordisk Film, Gérard Mital Productions, WMG Film, Euroimages Fund of the Council of Europe, PCC
Director    :   Lars von Trier
Producers    :   Peter Aalbæk Jensen, Bo Christensen, Lene Nielsen
Writers    :   Lars von Trier, Niels Vørsel
RunTime    :   113 mins.

Postwar Germany, 1945. Leopold Kessler, an American of German descent, works as a sleeping car conductor for the Zentropa railway line. When he meets Katharina Hartmann, the railroad owner's daughter, and they fall in love, his life intersects with the dark and violent path of a mysterious organization opposed to the United States army military occupation.

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