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.
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The Black Pimpernel was a surprise to me because it is a rare (andtrue) story of political courage. An unconventional and savvy Swedishambassador driven by a sense of justice seeks to save lives during thefascist coup in Chile that replaces Salvador Allende with AugustoPinochet. The ambassador places the Cuban embassy under the protectionof the Swedish embassy, gives refuge to hundreds of people, helps someget out of the country, and falls in love with a female revolutionary.He takes risks no ordinary diplomatic functionary would take, uses hisdiplomatic immunity to smuggle people to safety, enters dangerous zonescontrolled by soldiers and challenges them, risking his own life.Ambassador Edelstam seemed to know exactly what to do in dealing withthe new fascist regime. His unwavering courage and allegiance to humanrights and decency is comparable to that of William Wiburforce, theabolitionist in the movie Amazing Grace. The Black Pimpernel wasperfectly believable and kept my partner and I on the edge of ourseats.
Harald Edelstam was ambassador of Sweden in Chile during the Pinochetrebellion. He saved many people from the junta and also tookconsiderable personal risks. He's worth a movie.But a better one than this. First, it's always ridiculous hearingSwedes talking English to each other. That makes the picture lesstrustworthy from the beginning. Second, it's not very well acted andthe characters are very square. This is more of a drama for TV than fora big screen.It's a pity, because this is an important subject about morality andpersonal responsibility. But you don't get interested.
Es una pelicula muy realista con mucho centimiento y muchovalor de este hombre porque gracias a el se salvaron muchas personas q no tenian porq morir solo porque defendian suspensamientos y libertad porq el gobierno los queria sometermuy buena pelicula
This movie is really good and I strongly recommend it! It has arealistic feel over it(I know, The Sweds speak English to each otherbut frankly I don't care, and Im Swedish)!Harald Edelstam was a true hero and its all very clear in this film.Sometimes it could be difficult to understand but it not that often.So if you feel like seeing a really good movie, go see this one! Its anImportant movie who shows the heroic deeds of a true hero.Its actually one of the best Swedish films i've ever seen! Finally theSwed's know how to make a big screen movie!Its worth the money.