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Perlasca: The Courage of a Just Man (2002)

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TV Movie | 197 min | Biography, Drama, History

It is the real story of Giorgio Perlasca (Luca Zingaretti). During the 1920s he was an Italian Fascist supporter, fighting in Africa an in the Spanish civil war where he deserved a safe conduct for Spanish embassies. After some years, ...See moreIt is the real story of Giorgio Perlasca (Luca Zingaretti). During the 1920s he was an Italian Fascist supporter, fighting in Africa an in the Spanish civil war where he deserved a safe conduct for Spanish embassies. After some years, disillusioned by fascism, he is a fresh supplier for the Italian army. In the war years he is in Budapest for his business. He lives an easy life there, well introduced into the Hungarian high society, without any problem coming from the war situation. When the Nazi occupied Hungary, in 1944, instead to leave (Italy had already surrendered to the Allies) he escaped to the Spanish embassy in Budapest using his old safe conduct and becoming a Spanish citizen, changing name into Jorge Perlasca. He starts working as a diplomat here. When Sanz Briz (Geza Tordy), the Spanish consul, is removed, Perlasca immediately substitutes him, like if he was officially appointed from Spanish authorities. All the Nazi, the Hungarian authorities believe him. In his new fake assignment, he starts immediately to hide, shield and feed a lot of Jews (thousands!) issuing Spanish (fake of course) safe conducts for the Jews of Sephardic origin. He is in contact with another Hero of that time, Raoul Wallenberg. The two, together with other volunteers, running incredible risks had saved thousands of Hungarian Jews from a tragic death. Incredibly Perlasca succeeded to save two boys directly from the hands of Adolf Eichmann at the train station. This hero, after the war, was completely forgotten, and his story comes out just in the 1980s because some of the Hungarian Jews wanted to meet him again. Written by 1felco See less
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Luca Zingaretti
Giorgio Perlasca Giorgio Perlasca   See fewer
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Jérôme Anger
Farkas ügyvéd Farkas ügyvéd   See fewer
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Marco Bonini
Sandor Sandor   See fewer
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Lorenzo Lavia
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Christiane Filangieri
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Jean-François Garreaud
Professor (as Jean Francois Garreaud) Professor (as Jean Francois Garreaud)   See fewer
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Palle Granditsky
Jacob (as Palle Granditzky) Jacob (as Palle Granditzky)   See fewer
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Alvaro Gradella
Ufficiale Szarka Ufficiale Szarka   See fewer
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Giuliana Lojodice
M.me Tournè M.me Tournè   See fewer
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Mathilda May
Contessa Eleonora Contessa Eleonora   See fewer
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Zoltán Bezerédy
Vajna, nyilas miniszter (as Bezerédi Zoltán) Vajna, nyilas miniszter (as Bezerédi Zoltán)   See fewer
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Ferenc Borbiczky
Glückmer (as Ferenc Borbiczki) Glückmer (as Ferenc Borbiczki)   See fewer
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Imre Csuja
corrupt SS officer corrupt SS officer   See fewer
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Zsanett Czetõ
Béni's sister Béni's sister   See fewer
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Anna Györgyi
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István Göz
István Dobris István Dobris   See fewer
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Péter Kertész
Spanish Embassy Employee - Older Spanish Embassy Employee - Older   See fewer
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Ron Klein
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István Kolos
Magda férje Magda férje   See fewer
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Olga Koós
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András Laczó
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László Mátray
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Giorgio Perlasca
Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
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Tamás Puskás
Adolf Eichman Adolf Eichman   See fewer
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Péter Rudolf
Sárosi Sárosi   See fewer
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Ádám Schnell
Miklós Miklós   See fewer
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György Simon
Retired jewish colonel Retired jewish colonel   See fewer
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Károly Spáh
Ferenc Ferenc   See fewer
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Klaudia Szabó
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László Szacsvay
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Dóra Szelõczey
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Géza Tordy
Sanz Briz Sanz Briz   See fewer
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Márta Téli
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Attila Tóth
Young nyilas soldier Young nyilas soldier   See fewer
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7.2 / 10 | 467 votes