Aaron Kerner’s book “Film and the Holocaust: New Perspectives on Dramas, Documen...
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...they cut to a medium shot of Solomon where you can see his eyes darting around the classroom hoping that no one was looking at him during this lecture.
This film also contains a large amount of tension, which makes for a very focused viewing experience. There are many moments throughout the film that make the viewer think along the lines of “there’s no way he’s getting out of this situation” and yet at the last second sure enough he does. It’s just enough to keep the viewer engaged but not so excessive that one gets bored of how predictable the film is. In Hollywood today that is an overused aspect that many people have grown tired of, however in Europa Europa the main character is never in such a ridiculously overwhelmed position. It is just the fact that Solomon has such a big secret that the if the truth were to be revealed it would have devastating consequences.
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