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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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Optimisták  »

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Very good documentary
30 January 2002 | by (NY, US) – See all my reviews

The director must have done a lot of work on this film. It is fairly interesting. I saw the film with friends of mine yesterday and I am just wondering why this film has never been rated by anyone. If you get the chance to see it and you are interested in non-rational deeds which we call humanity, go ahead.

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