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For European intellectuals, the idea of a collective identity is nothing new; Nietzsche extolled “good Europeans” back in the 1880s. But the continent’s integration became a practical matter quite recently, with the easing of borders among European Union countries. Filmmakers have begun to address the new reality, so this year’s “Europe Week” can be marked with screenings of two boundary-jumping movies: In One Day in Europe (today at 7:45 p.m.), soccer teams from Spain and Turkey play a championship match in Moscow while travelers arrive in that city, the teams’ hometowns, and Berlin. In L’Auberge Espagnole (Wednesday, May 10, at 6:30 p.m.), a Parisian grad student moves to Barcelona—and into an apartment already occupied by representatives of most of the major E.U. nations. Preceding the first film, there will be a discussion in recognition of Europatag (Europe Day) featuring European scholars and diplomats at 6:30 p.m. at the Goethe-Institut, 812 7th St. NW. $6. (202) 289-1200. (Mark Jenkins)