When, in '91, this wasn't nominated for a best foreign film Oscar, nearly every living German director signed a protest letter. Agnieszka Holland hasn't since matched the story of a Polish Jew who pretends to be a Nazi in order to survive. Suspenseful and sensitive, it avoids traps which even Polanski's The Pianist falls into.

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Europa Europa

When, in ’91, this wasn’t nominated for a best foreign film Oscar, nearly every living German director signed a protest letter. Agnieszka Holland hasn’t since matched the story of a Polish Jew who pretends to be a Nazi in order to survive. Suspenseful and sensitive, it avoids traps which even Polanski’s The Pianist falls into.