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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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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 Trinidad González ... Secretary Swedish Embassy
Pedro Vicuña Pedro Vicuña ... Father Soto
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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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Rated R for a scene of violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

Sweden | Mexico | Denmark

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

14 September 2007 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

El clavel negro See more »

Filming Locations:

Santiago, Chile See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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When Edelstam goes to one of the impoverished suburbs, there are people standing in line waiting to receive provisions. We can see a girl clearly wearing present-day jeans. See more »

Quotes

Harald Edelstam: Take your Judas money and get out of here!
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Disappointing Pimpernel
22 September 2007 | by stenssonSee all my reviews

Harald Edelstam was ambassador of Sweden in Chile during the Pinochet rebellion. He saved many people from the junta and also took considerable personal risks. He's worth a movie.

But a better one than this. First, it's always ridiculous hearing Swedes talking English to each other. That makes the picture less trustworthy from the beginning. Second, it's not very well acted and the characters are very square. This is more of a drama for TV than for a big screen.

It's a pity, because this is an important subject about morality and personal responsibility. But you don't get interested.


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