Europa Europa
Europa Europa (1990)

This drama was based on the true story of a young German Jew who survived the Holocaust by falling in with the Nazis. Solomon Perel (Marco Hofschneider) is the son of a Jewish shoe salesman coming of age in Germany during the rise of Adolf… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 14, 1990
DVD Release Date: March 4, 2003
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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An important historical film set between 1938 and 1945.

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Emanuel Levy

A fresh, incredible story in the way that only true stories can be, it is based on the memoirs of Solomon Perel, who survived the War ordeal through a chain of extraordinary events.

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Jordan Hiller

While in every other Holocaust film the Nazis are depicted as masterful at sniffing out and executing Jews, Perel dodges bullet after bullet with relative ease and immense good fortune.

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Gabe Leibowitz

The shower scene still sends shivers up my spine, and it's been years since I've seen it.

Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

More outstanding than the current run of Holocaust fictions.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

uses the historical background only as a backdrop to the fears and isolation Solly must undergo without dwelling on the evils of the Holocaust

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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A Jew avoids the Holocaust by pretending to be a German translator and subsequently joins the Hitler Youth. I'll give this film credit for an inherently… More
Sajin P A
The film tells the remarkable true story of a Jewish boy, Solly, who survived the holocaust posing as a pure bred nazi. Living with a circumcised thing inside… More
Kevin M. Williams
In a stretch of cosmic irony, a true story of a Jewish lad during WWll who finds himself inducted into the Semite-hating Hitler youth. Incredible Forrest… More
Thomas Johnston
How far would you go to save your life? This is the story of one teenage Jewish boy and his fight to survive in Hitler's Germany. Knowing it is based on… More
Jan Marc Macababayao
Europa Europa is an incredible autobiography of Solomon Perel that features how a circumcised male reproductive organ can both be an asset and a liability in… More
Jennifer D
I very crazy, trippy WW2 film. Whhhaat? Still it's a very interestingly and well done film.