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Title Perlasca : the courage of a just man : based on a true story / RAI Trade ; RAI Radiotelevisione presenta un film di Alberto Negrin ; directed by Alberto Negrin ; screenplay by Sandro Petraglia, Stefano Rulli.

Published [England] : Odyssey Video, 2013.
©2002.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank DVD  DVD 7402  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
Physical description 1 videodisc (196 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
polychrome rdacc
Notes Title from container.
Credits Original music, Ennio Morricone ; cinematography, Stephano Riccioti ; film editing, Antonio Siciliano.
Notes Originally produced as a two-part television program in 2002.
Based on La banalità del bene by Enrico Deaglio.
Performers Luca Zingaretti, Jérôme Anger, Amanda Sandrelli, Franco Castellano.
Summary The year is 1944 in Budapest, Hungary, and Georgio Perlasca, an Italian import-export dealer, is there on business. The war is raging but he has managed to largely avoid anything to do with it that is until he witnesses the cruel and violent round up of Hungarian Jews by the occupying Germans. In a major show of bravery Perlasca audaciously rescues two boys from being herded onto a freight train in defiance of a German lieutenant colonel on the scene, who happened to be none other than Adolf Eichmann. Sacrificing his own escape he impersonates a Spanish consul and over a period of some 45 days, from 1 December 1944 to 16 January 1945, his heroic actions save the lives of more than five thousand Jews. Forty years would pass before the world would hear the story of Perlasca's courage and bravery when Israel honoured him the Righteous Among Nations Award and now his courageous journey can be witnessed in Perlasca: The Courage Of A Just Man.
Original Version Originally produced: Italy : Rai Fiction ; Rai Radiotelevisione ; Rai Trade, 2002.
System notes DVD ; PAL ; Region 2.
Language notes Italian dialogue with English subtitles.
Other author Negrin, Alberto, 1940- director.
Morricone, Ennio, composer.
Petraglia, Snadro, screenwriter.
Rulli, Stefano, screenwriter.
Zingaretti, Luca, 1961- actor.
Anger, Jérôme, actor.
Sandrelli, Amanda, actor.
Castellano, Franco, actor.
Deaglio, Enrico, 1947- Banalità del bene.
Radiotelevisione italiana, production company.
Rai Trade (Firm), production company.
Odyssey Video (FIrm), issuing body.
Subject Perlasca, Giorgio, 1910-1992. -- Drama.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Hungary -- Drama.
Jews -- Persecutions -- Hungary.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews -- Rescue -- Hungary -- Drama.
Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust -- Hungary -- Drama.
Television mini-series.
Standard Number 5060098705466
Publisher Number OD546 Odyssey Video