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
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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