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March 30, 1992 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Every once in a while, Solomon Perel's other personality, an alter ego named Joseph, surfaces in disturbing ways. "Once, I was watching a film, an American one with lots of blood and shooting. It was by a Jewish director, and Jupp began to say things like, 'Look at the Jews. They are poisoning Western culture,' " Perel recalled, using Jupp, a teen-age nickname for Joseph.
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March 30, 1992 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Every once in a while, Solomon Perel's other personality, an alter ego named Joseph, surfaces in disturbing ways. "Once, I was watching a film, an American one with lots of blood and shooting. It was by a Jewish director, and Jupp began to say things like, 'Look at the Jews. They are poisoning Western culture,' " Perel recalled, using Jupp, a teen-age nickname for Joseph.
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January 20, 1991 | Information for this issue was compiled by David Pecchia and Kirk Honeycutt.
FOREIGN If the best foreign films you see this year don't even appear on this list, don't blame us. Blame the fickle tastes of critics and the continuing decline of interest among Americans in movies that are made elsewhere. Distributing non-American films is the toughest act in the movie business. How films are received at such festivals as Cannes and Toronto will determine whether attempts are made to get them to theaters in U.S. cities; sometimes it takes an Oscar nomination.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 20, 1991 | Information for this issue was compiled by David Pecchia and Kirk Honeycutt.
FOREIGN If the best foreign films you see this year don't even appear on this list, don't blame us. Blame the fickle tastes of critics and the continuing decline of interest among Americans in movies that are made elsewhere. Distributing non-American films is the toughest act in the movie business. How films are received at such festivals as Cannes and Toronto will determine whether attempts are made to get them to theaters in U.S. cities; sometimes it takes an Oscar nomination.
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April 9, 1995 | Kevin Thomas
An intimate epic, masterfully written and directed by Poland's Agniesza Holland from Solomon Perel's autobiography. The 1992 film tells of the teen-age Solomon's harrowing, sometimes darkly humorous experiences as a Polish-Jewish refugee who hides his identity only to wind up drafted into the German Army. It offers a fresh, dynamic perspective on a stirring sage of survival. With Marco Hofschneider in a memorable portrayal of Perel, who now makes his home in Israel. (Bravo Sunday at 7 p.m.
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July 26, 1991 | PETER RAINER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Solomon Perel grew up in Germany as the fourth child in a Jewish family. The first moments of "Europa Europa"--Agnieszka Holland's gruesomely comic movie set between 1938 and 1945 and based on Perel's autobiography--recount the boy's circumcision, an event he claims to remember. (It opens today at the Park.) Certainly as his story develops, his circumcision becomes the one defining, unalterable event in his life.
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April 1, 1993 | FRANCES HALPERN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
You hear it on the talk shows and read it in letters to the editor. The demand is for reduced government spending, while at the same time we decry cutbacks in programs and services. It is particularly depressing to observe our libraries and schools being shortchanged as fiscal problems mount and funds diminish. We all deplore this and agree that an uneducated and illiterate populace will bring this great democracy to its knees.
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January 29, 1992 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A group of leading German filmmakers has written an open letter in support of "Europa Europa," the film that a committee of German producers declined to submit for a best foreign-language film Academy Award. The letter, addressed to writer-director Agnieszka Holland and scheduled to be published in today's Daily Variety and Hollywood Reporter, states "We deeply regret the decision" of the German Export Film Union "to not enter 'Europa Europa' for Best Foreign Film in the Academy Awards . . .
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