Persian Lessons (2020)

Inspired by true events, the film begins in France, 1942. While travelling on his way to Switzerland, a Jewish man named Gilles (Nahuel Perez Biscayart) is captured and taken to a concentration camp in Germany.  During his transportation to the camp in a truck, Gilles meets a man who is so desperate for food that he offers Gilles a book for his last and only sandwich. Gilles agrees, but out of a desire to help the man. However, as soon as Gilles opens the book, he learns more details about the previous owner.

When Gilles is to be executed, he falls to the ground, revealing the book and the text written in Persian.  Pleading for his life to be spared, Gilles claims to be Persian.  Instead of being executed, he is taken to the camp leader, who has requested to speak with any Persians who get captured.  Now Gilles has been given a second chance at life and must take on a new identity as he meets Klaus Koch (Lars Eidinger), the Camp Commander who wishes to learn the Persian language.  While still being a prisoner, Gilles begins to meet with Klaus and becomes his Persian teacher. The question is, can Gilles continue to carry the secret and ultimately hold a lie about not being a real Persian?

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Persian Lessons is best described as a war drama film. While watching, I constantly wondered if Gilles would get found out or if he was, in fact, able to get away with his lies skillfully. Thankfully the film also has multiple moments that feel raw, tense and even, at times, mysterious.  Performances are a major highlight of this film, especially whenever Gilles and Koch share the screen. It’s quite interesting to see their relationship develop and get tested in many ways at times. The two leads share moments that allow them to be open with each other, while at other times, they are forced to hide and live in fear of each other. It’s an interesting balance, which I felt worked well and these leads kept me highly invested in the film.

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The musical score is also a nice element, especially during the final act, where the score worked wonderfully. For the most part, the pace is great, but some moments do overstay their welcome slightly.  Thankfully, the slower moments certainly have a worthy payoff, or at least I felt so as the film’s ending credits appeared on my screen.

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Overall, this is a touching war film with dramatic moments and a pleasing element of mystery.  As a film based on true events, I was surprised by this story, and the outcomes are quite unpredictable. Leading performances are key strengths, along with the film’s musical score. Pacing is great with some slower moments, but thankfully, the ending felt highly rewarding and powerful as a payoff. Persian Lessons (2021) is Now Available in Australian Cinemas.

7.6/10

Rating: 4 out of 5.

26th September 2021
Written by Peter Walkden

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Boss Level (2021)

Roy (Frank Grillo) is an ex-special forces officer who, from the minute he wakes up in his bed, many people (aka skilled assassins!) are trying to kill him. You see, Roy is trapped in a never-ending time loop. Each day he lives, he learns more about what is going on,...

Awoken (2019)

Karla (Sara West) is a medical student who is passionate to learn everything relating to insomnia and understand the real cause.  This passion is fuelled by her brother, Blake (Benson Jack Anthony), suffering from a significant sleep disorder. The doctors in...

Shook (2021)

Shook (2021) - Movie Review 21st Feburay 2021 Written by Peter Walkden Mia (Daisye Tutor) is a superstar when it comes to her fame on social media. She is well known for promoting premium cosmetic products under her username @makeupbymia. While her social media...

Jungleland (2019)

This film follows two brothers- Stanley (Charlie Hunnam) and Lion (Jack O'Connell). In the present, the two struggle to make ends meet but continue to focus on the world of bare-knuckle boxing. Stanley is the trainer and general manager, and Lion is the fighter with...

Gretel & Hansel (2020)

Based on the well-known fairy tale, this film follows two siblings, Hansel and Gretel.  The two come from a poor upbringing and are forced to knock on doors around the countryside seeking work, hoping to earn money to buy food. One evening as they return home...

Rage (1966)

Set within a small town, the film follows Dr Reuben (Glenn Ford).  He lives in a tiny town, so small that he is the town's only hope when people become unwell or fall pregnant. In the present day, Dr Reuben enjoys spending his spare time getting drunk and is...

The Little Things (2021)

Joe Deacon used to be a top detective until the workload and stress caught up with him.  Now, he is a Deputy Sheriff and has been requested to go back to his old Police Station in Los Angeles to collect evidence.  While trying to collect the required...

Long Story Short (2021)

Teddy (Rafe Spall) is a man who keeps putting things off. He can never seem to make time for others or even commit to booking in dates for major events in his life. We get to witness how Teddy met the love of his life, Leanne (Zahra Newman). After an awkward and yet...

The People Upstairs (2020)

The film introduces us to a couple who have been together for many years in an apartment building. But unfortunately for this couple, Julio (Javier Camara) & Ana (Griselda Siciliani), their relationship consists of arguments, disagreements, and a lack of...

The Food Club (2020)

Our film follows three girlfriends who have known each other since Primary School. When they were young, they were fearless and together would tackle the world head-on. In the present day, our three women are now all grown up.  The film introduces us to Marie...

Wrong Turn (2021)

Jen (Charlotte Vega) and five of her friends decide to take a hiking trip in Virginia along the Appalachian Trail.  Arriving in the community near the hiking trail, they begin preparing for the track and receive warnings from locals to not go off course.  As...

Fire in the Sky (1993)

This film is based on real events in Arizona, 1975. Fire in the Sky follows a group of young men who work as tree loggers. After a busy day of working in the woods, the men share a ride home.  As they drive through the dark, they begin to witness strange...

Dead Again (1991)

A mysterious woman (Emma Thompson) is discovered by staff at an orphanage in Los Angeles.  The woman has lost her memory and does not seem to speak a single word, suffers from consistent nightmares and screams when she tries to sleep.  The orphanage call...

Breach (2020)

Set in the future, Earth is in major trouble. To save the remaining survivors on Earth, a large spaceship has been arranged to travel to a planet renamed "New Earth". As the ship prepares to take off, the crew allows a small handful of civilians to fill any gaps and...

Money Plane (2020)

In case you're wondering, this film has no connection with the film Money Train, which was featured back in 1995. Money Plane is an entirely new film altogether. Jack (Adam Copeland) is a skilled thief who works with a small crew. His boss is a dangerous crime lord...

Cats & Dogs: Paws Unite (2020)

For centuries cats and dogs have battled against each other, every day each of them trying to win the affection from all the humans across the world.  Thankfully, the world leaders representing both cats and dogs came together and managed to come to an agreement...

Archive (2020)

Set in the future, the year is 2038. George (Theo James) is a highly-skilled computer engineer. Currently he is working in a secret base where he is conducting many repairs to get the base in full operation. While doing repairs, George is also working on building new...

High Ground (2020)

Inspired by real events.  The film is set in the 1930s, North Australia. High Ground follows two men who both have a past filled with pain and hurt.  Travis (Simon Baker) is a gun for hire and a skilled bounty hunter.  Daily, he is filled with...

Batman: Soul of the Dragon (2021)

Set in the 1970s, a group of well-trained martial arts students must come together as they attempt to stop evil forces from unleashing a horrifying demon which will destroy the world. Bruce Wayne (aka Batman) has just broken up with his love and is saddened. But soon...