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The Black Pimpernel (2007)

Harald Edelstam uses his position as Sweden's ambassador to Chile to save political dissidents from persecution by the military junta after Augusto Pinochet's 1973 coup d'état.

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Bob Foss
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Nyqvist ... Harald Edelstam
Lumi Cavazos ... Ana Dominguez
Kate del Castillo ... Consuelo Fuentes
Lisa Werlinder ... Susanne Martens
Carsten Norgaard ... Winther
Cristián Campos Cristián Campos ... Coronel Maldonado
Patrick Bergin ... US Ambassador
Daniel Giménez Cacho ... Ricardo Fuentes
Luis Gnecco ... Oliva - Chief of Protocoll
Ramón Núñez Ramón Núñez ... Cuban Ambassador
Rolando Garza Rolando Garza ... Carlos Cárdenas
Gabriela Aguilera Gabriela Aguilera ... Julia
Amanda Borgnon Amanda Borgnon ... Young Ana 1941
Trinidad González ... Secretary Swedish Embassy
Pedro Vicuña Pedro Vicuña ... Father Soto
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Storyline

The story about Swedish ambassador in Chile - Harald Edelstam - and his heroic actions to protect the innocent people from the execution during and after the military coup on September 11th 1973. We travel with Edelstam during the terrible moments just after the coup and follows his never-ending fight for human rights, law and order. What drove him? And what price did he end up paying for his total commitment? Haunted by his own demons the we experiences on close hand how a womanizer desperately searches to find love again, a task only doable, if he can fight his own past and redeem himself. After saving hundreds - maybe even thousands - he is challenged once more, this time to save his newfound love from the death penalty issued by the regime. Another impossible task and a desperate chase against time. Based on a true story about a man, that did, what all of us only dreams of. Written by Producer

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One man made a difference


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Rated R for a scene of violence | See all certifications »
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Goofs

In the credits "An der schönen blauen Donau" is attributed to Richard Strauss, it should be Johann Strauss II. It is his Opus 314 composed in 1867, 3 years after Richard Strauss was born. See more »

Quotes

Harald Edelstam: Take your Judas money and get out of here!
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Soap opera on a serious matter
19 May 2019 | by newjersianSee all my reviews

This melodramatic movie is based on a real life of the Swedish ambassador in Chile Harald Edelstam. The story could've been a real blockbuster but instead we got a snotty mix of human rights, Holocaust, good Socialist, bad anti-Socialists, and a philandering ambassador to keep the viewers attention. The artistic value of this movie is close to zero. It is a pure and simple Socialist propaganda which wants to convince us that with a Socialist government of Salvador Allende Chile would've been better off. In reality, Chile would've become a kind of Cuba or Venezuela and no Swedish ambassador could save its people from endless suffering.


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Country:

Sweden | Mexico | Denmark

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

14 September 2007 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

The Black Pimpernel See more »

Filming Locations:

Santiago, Chile See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$704,740
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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