Europa (Zentropa)
Europa (Zentropa) (2001)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 8, 2003
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

An intriguing, visually stunning black-and-white neo noir, set in postWWII Europe.

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Bill Weber
Slant Magazine

The German moral tragedy of the Nazi era is obscured by the movie's ostentatious arsenal of tricks and toys.

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Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

Beautiful, brilliant, hallucinatory filmmaking

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An ambitious avant garde film directed by Lars von Trier

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

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.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Surreal and confusing -- in all the right ways.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Stella Dallas
i am not the biggest fan of von trier but with the recent controversy at cannes i thought i'd give one of his older films a watch. this is just stunning.… More
Arash Xak
Fascinating, Nicely stylish with a top-notch voice-over by Max von Sydow
Drew Smith
A delightfully messy, misanthropic throwback to glossy 40s international melodrama. Think Casablanca with a mean streak. His triptych of a discontinuous, failed… More
Cameron Johnson
Wow, they hardly wasted any time in coming out with a prequel to 1990s "Europa Europa" and telling the grand tale of what happened before the second… More
Anthony Lawrie
Probably Triers most accessible film and probably his most epic. Visually moving, the mixing B/W and colour noir style shots at key moments but with perfect… More
Ryan Marshall
8.7/10 "Europa", originally called "Zentropa", is Lars Von Trier's concluding film in his Europa… More