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Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg (1990)

God afton, Herr Wallenberg (original title)
Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, War | 5 October 1990 (Sweden)
Swedish national Raoul Wallenberg, newcomer to politics and international machinations, travels to German-occupied Budapest during WWII in order to effectively intervene in the fate of ... See full summary »

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Kjell Grede

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Kjell Grede
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stellan Skarsgård ... Raoul Wallenberg
Katharina Thalbach ... Marja
Károly Eperjes ... Szamosi
Miklós Székely B. Miklós Székely B. ... Ferenc Moser (as Miklós B. Székely)
Erland Josephson ... Rabbinen
Franciszek Pieczka ... Papa
Jesper Christensen ... Officer vid Watteauplatsen
Ivan Desny ... Schmidthuber
Géza Balkay Géza Balkay ... Vajna
Percy Brandt Percy Brandt ... Svenske ambassadören
Tamás Jordán Tamás Jordán ... Man på Judiska rådet
Andor Lukáts ... Far vid tåget
Gábor Reviczky Gábor Reviczky ... Officer på gatan
László Soós László Soós ... Eichman
Franciska Györy Franciska Györy ... Júlia
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Swedish national Raoul Wallenberg, newcomer to politics and international machinations, travels to German-occupied Budapest during WWII in order to effectively intervene in the fate of trapped Hungarian Jews, by providing them with safe passage to Sweden. Based on a true story. Written by Eileen Berdon <eberdon@aol.com>

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En Passionshistoria från verkligheten (A Passion History from Reality)

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Biography | Drama | War

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According to Nina Lagergren, Raoul's sister, Raoul had become increasingly frustrated over not being able to do anything about the unbearable scenes he had been witnessing. In the winter if 1942 the two spent an evening at a private film show put on by the British embassy in Stockholm, Sweden, where Pimpernel Smith was playing; she claimed "on the way home he told me that was just the kind of thing he would like to do." Two years later Wallenberg carried out just the same exploits as his role-model on a rescue mission in Budapest. See more »

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Version of Wallenberg: A Hero's Story (1985) See more »

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compelling story and great acting
10 November 2015 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

In 1943 Hungary, Swedish businessman Raoul Wallenberg (Stellan Skarsgård), traveling on the train, is shocked to see Jews being killed and transported. In 1944, Wallenberg is reluctantly recruited to save the remaining Jews. In Budapest, he is the only hope for some twenty survivors in an apartment building against Nazi fanatic Ferenc Moser. The Russians are closing in. Though lies, bribes and audacity, he struggles to save the remaining 65,000 in the ghetto who suffers from one atrocity after another.

This is an amazing true story. Stellan Skarsgård does an amazing job. The plot is split between the original twenty and the thousands in the ghetto. I think it could be more intense if he goes from place to place without concentrating on a specific group of Jews. It could be a rolling trip from hell as he tries to stop one atrocity after another.


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Country:

Sweden | Hungary

Language:

Swedish | Hungarian | German

Release Date:

5 October 1990 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Dobry wieczór, panie Wallenberg See more »

Filming Locations:

Hungary See more »

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Sandrews, TV3, Filmhuset See more »
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Dolby

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1.66 : 1
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