Zentropa is an ambitious avant garde Danish film directed by Lars Von Trier. Set in post-World War II Germany, the convoluted story revolves around an American pacifist who lands a job as a sleeping-car porter in the employ of Zentropa Railways. An affair with the daughter (Barbara Sukowa) of the railroad's owner leads to tragedy due to her secret involvement in pro-Nazi terrorism. Through the use of an erudite narrator (Max von Sydow) and visual flourishes that move from black and white to color, Von Trier wants us to fall under his spell as he educates us about evil, indifference, racism, and American power plays.