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Wallenberg: A Hero's Story (1985)

The story of Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat responsible for saving thousands of lives from the Nazi Holocaust.

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Lamont Johnson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Chamberlain ... Raoul Wallenberg
Alice Krige ... Baroness Lisl Kemeny
Kenneth Colley ... Adolf Eichmann
Melanie Mayron ... Sonja Kahn
Stuart Wilson ... Baron Gabor Kemeny
Bibi Andersson ... Maria 'Maj' Wallenberg
David Robb ... Per Anger
Mark Rylance ... Nikki Fodor
Ralph Arliss ... Teicholz
Keve Hjelm ... Jacob Wallenberg
Jimmy Nail ... Vilmos
Olaf Pooley Olaf Pooley ... Tibor Moritz
Georgia Slowe ... Hannah Moritz
Guy Deghy ... Adm. Nikolas Horthy
Curt Lowens ... Dieter Wisleceny
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The story of Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat responsible for saving thousands of lives from the Nazi Holocaust.

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Country:

USA | Yugoslavia

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 1985 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Yugoslavia

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Narrator: Here on the outskirts of Jerusalem, there is a place known as the Mount of Remembrance. Each tree along its avenue of the righteous honors another gentile. Men and Women who risked their own lives to save a Jew's during the Holocaust. The accompanying medal to each honoree, some living, others no longer, bears and inscription: Whoever saves a single soul, it is as if he had saved the whole world. Although their is no order of precedence along this path, it is generally acknowledged that the man...
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Version of God afton, Herr Wallenberg (1990) See more »

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Fabulous tribute to a heroic and selfless man.
3 March 2005 | by anombreroseSee all my reviews

This is an excellent movie about one of the finest heroes of the 20th century. An attractive young scion from an old Swedish banking family reaches the point where he can no longer tolerate what he sees happening to Jews in Europe during WW2, and decides he has to do something about it. Conferring with a senior Diplomat, he gets himself some minor position in the Diplomatic Corp. and immediately begins to use that position to do something about it. What he does, and how he does it, is so simple, yet so amazing, and most of all, surprising, even shockingly successful.

Totally Politically Incorrect. Can we expect Hollywood, who dissed "The Passion", utterly, to appreciate this piece of work, either, and help market it? I think the fact that others have found this work so unavailable, from a proved actor of the caliber of Richard Chamberlain speaks volumes. This miniseries made many powerful enemies in its day. Sometimes if you bombard the classic movie channels with requests for an "oldie", they will eventually play it, perhaps a year later.


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