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Perlasca: The Courage of a Just Man (2002)

Perlasca: Un eroe italiano (original title)
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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Giorgio Perlasca
Jérôme Anger ...
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Amanda Sandrelli ...
Magda
Franco Castellano ...
Adam
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Sandor
Lorenzo Lavia ...
Daniel
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Anna
Christiane Filangieri ...
Eva (as Christiane Filangeri)
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Bleiber
Jean-François Garreaud ...
Professor (as Jean Francois Garreaud)
Dezsö Garas ...
Rabbi
Palle Granditsky ...
Jacob (as Palle Granditzky)
Alvaro Gradella ...
Ufficiale Szarka
Giuliana Lojodice ...
M.me Tournè
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Contessa Eleonora
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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, 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... Written by 1felco

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excerpt of the operetta Csárdáskirálynõ
Written by Emmerich Kálmán
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Totally Awesome
1 August 2013 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

I am so totally in awe of the movie I would first like to start by thanking the people at NETFLIX for making this, and other similar, movies available to its viewers. The performance of the cast created a lot of emotion in me, I especially liked Luca Zingaretti and the Nazi officers. BRAVO! The power of the story by Enrico Deagilo kept my attention to the very end. How could have people been so cruel to their very own countrymen? No matter how dire the situation there is always compassionate people, like Perlasca, who are willing to step forward and attempt to correction the situation no matter what it will cost them. I am a big believer in the study of history and believe that those who don't are doomed to repeat it. The music by Ennio Morricone makes the movie even more appealing. This movie should be required viewing by all students in the world getting ready to graduate from high school.


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