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The Optimists (2001)

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A recounting of the rescue of 50,000 Bulgarian Jews from the Holocaust by their friends and neighbors.


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A recounting of the rescue of 50,000 Bulgarian Jews from the Holocaust by their friends and neighbors.

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21 October 2005 (USA)  »

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The Story of the Rescue of the Jews of Bulgaria  »

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pleased that I saw it
30 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

I have forgotten that I saw this film on the 'Berlinale' Festival 2001 but yesterday I saw it with a couple of friends again and I was very pleased that I saw it again. It has some flavour, some point aiming at to which I have been missing in the documentary films for a long time.

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