Zentropa (Europa)
Zentropa (Europa) (1992)

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: May 22, 1992
DVD Release Date: April 8, 2003
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

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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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
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
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
Ryan Marshall
8.7/10 "Europa", originally called "Zentropa", is Lars Von Trier's concluding film in his Europa… More
Arash Xak
Fascinating, Nicely stylish with a top-notch voice-over by Max von Sydow
John Ballantine
Early Von Trier is wonderfully weird. The mystique of the post war period is presented in a very unique fashion.