Agent Earle wrote:I've always been meaning to check Europa out; brilliant actors Ernst Hugo Jaregard and Udo Kier appearing in it being the main attraction. I guess it's time for me to finally do it.
yes, i doubt you will be disappointed. i was flabbergasted by the end of it, and like i said being a huge Lars Von Trier fan it was really cool to see his far-from-humble beginnings.. and Ernst Hugo Jaregard makes a killing in that movie, he's actually quite similiar to Stig Helmer in "Riget" there. the whole story is in part like an inverted take on Franz Kafka's book "America" and there's a lot of Kafka-esque characters and dialouge. Udo Kier don't have a large part if i remember correctly.
if you like that one you should also check out "The Element Of Crime" which was Von Trier's first feature.. "Endemic" is not very good but it has one of the strongest, scariest closing scenes i have ever witnessed. it's actually well worth seeing