What is the story with the school, was it established there just after the war ended or long before that? Presumably Eva's parents had been from Germany which is why Eva went to the school. She must have been aware that the faculty were Nazis or Nazi sympathizers (early on in the film she looked at her school photo and there was a big Nazi flag flying in front of the school). So why in 1960 was she so keen for her kids to go to the school, and why did Enzo acquiesce? Were the regular public schools no good? What was going on with Nora, especially in that early scene where she says she's going to Ushuaia? Didn't she have a permanent position at the school as its librarian? Why would she be going somewhere else?
Eva must have gone to that school during WWII. It had the Nazi flag, plus the students were giving the Nazi salute in the photo. Eva's parents were probably Nazi sympathizers and she continued the tradition with sending her children to the same school. She even tells Enzo at one point that she doesn't care what the doctor has done in the past--perhaps she had a suspicion of who he was but didn't care because she was so eager for him to help Lilith, as well as to help her twins.
I don't understand why Enzo would agree to send his children to that school. He didn't speak German or seem to have a German background. I guess he agreed because it was important to his wife.
Nora was the school photographer and archive keeper, but that was her cover. She seemed to be some kind of Israeli agent, probably Mossad.
I thought the film was well-done despite some ambiguities and a few continuity problems, such as Lilith being sick in one scene then fine in the next. The cinematography was excellent and the direction subtle but effective. I also enjoyed the young girl who played Lilith.
And all the pieces matter (The Wire)