lars VON TRIER’s thrilling noir europa is now available through the criterion collection. the film tells the story of an american pacifist traveling in europe after world war II and taking a job as a sleeping car conductor. ..[CONTINUED WITH TRAILER]
he falls in love with a woman and gets caught up in a neo-nazi group called the werewolves and their bombing plot. each frame of the film is a collage of multiple shots overlaid and enhanced through a variety of coloring techniques and innovative use of front and rear projection creating a chilling, surreal atmosphere. the landscape viewed from the train is meticulously choreographed and constructed resulting in a dazzling wasteland and an unexpected train ride through europe’s past.