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The Consul of Bordeaux (2011)
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The Consul of Bordeaux (2011)
Original name: O Cônsul de Bordéus
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, Belgium, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This is the story of Aristides de Sousa Mendes, a man of conviction who saved 30,000 lives during WWII, in June 1940. Among them were10,000 Jews. As the Portuguese General Consul stationed in Bordeaux, France, he issued 30,000 visas for safe passage to Portugal. He defied the direct orders of his government and exhibited courage, moral rectitude, unselfishness, and self-sacrifice by issuing visas to all refugees regardless of nationality, race, religion or political opinions.This narrative film expresses his heroic actions towards humanity, which will perpetuate his legacy of justice for a new generation. In 1966, Yad Vashem named him Righteous Among the Nations. He is considered to have achieved the largest single rescue operation of World War II.
Style: uplifting, touching, captivating, emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: politics, rescue, human spirit, wartime life, life is a bitch, tragic hero, disobey, against humanity, hopes, refugee, border crossing, visa, world war two, heroes, jewish, brother sister relationship, piano, passport, consul, danger, piano playing, symphony
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: france, europe, portugal

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The Diary of Anne Frank (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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Duration: 109 min.
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