Europa (Zentropa)
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Europa (retitled Zentropa for the American release) is an hallucinatory Danish film set in postwar Germany. Jean-Marc Barr plays a young German who aspires for a job as a street conductor. But this is no mere "Joe Job;" Barr's adventures on the line are designed as a metaphor for the emergence of the "New Europe" following the war. Barbara Sukowa costars as the daughter of a railroad magnate--and possible Nazi sympathizer. Many of the special-effects sequences are computer enhanced, but even the "live" scenes have an unsettling, surreal quality to them (colors… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An intriguing, visually stunning black-and-white neo noir, set in postWWII Europe."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"The German moral tragedy of the Nazi era is obscured by the movie's ostentatious arsenal of tricks and toys."
‑ Bill Weber, Slant Magazine
"Beautiful, brilliant, hallucinatory filmmaking"
‑ Jay Antani, Cinema Writer
"An ambitious avant garde film directed by Lars von Trier"
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"The highly stylized film keeps viewers at an emotional distance, but it establishes a consistent mood and a rhythm as steady as the click-clack of a train rolling along the track."
‑ Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis
"Surreal and confusing -- in all the right ways."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
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