Persian Lessons is a drama movie directed by Vadim Perelman. The film is essentially based on the content of the 2005 story Erfindung einer Sprache by Wolfgang Kohlhaase and was submitted by Belarus as an entry for the 2021 Academy Awards for Best International Feature Film. In 1942, in German-occupied France, Gilles was captured by the SS and other Jews and sent to a concentration camp. To avoid death, the Belgian helps himself with a trick: he claims not to be a Jew but a Persian. SS officer Klaus Koch overhears this and thinks of his big dream: after the war, he wants to open his own restaurant in Iran, but for that, he has to learn Persian. Gilles now has to teach Koch Fārsī without knowing a single word himself.
The following weapons were used in the film Persian Lessons:
A Luger P08 is used by SS-Hauptsturmführer (Captain) Klaus Koch (Lars Eidinger). SS-Schütze (Private) Paul (David Schütter) is also seen with a Luger at the beginning of the movie but only from far away.
SS-Rottenführer (Corporal) Max Beyer (Jonas Nay) and Schütze Paul (David Schütter), as well, several other Waffen-SS soldiers are armed with MP38s.
At least, one SS soldier is seen carrying an MP40.
Some U.S. Army soldiers can be seen with M1A1 Thompsons.
Many SS soldiers wield Karabiner 98ks.
The sidecar of a motorcycle has a mounted MG34 with a belt drum.
Double Barreled Shotgun
A French Policeman (Pascal Elso) and farmer (Gennadiy Fomin) are seen with 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotguns.