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Persona Non Grata (杉原千畝)

Runtime: 139 min / 2015
Director: Cellin Gluck
Starring: Toshiaki Karasawa, Koyuki, Gaku Hamada, Borys Szyc, Agnieszka Grochowska
Canadian Premiere

Chiune Sugihara is known as the “Schindler of Japan” for saving 6,000 Jewish people from the Holocaust. Diplomat Sugihara, a master of Russian language and intelligence, hopes to be posted in the Soviet Union but is sent to Lithuania instead. In 1939, Germany invades Poland and masses of Jewish refugees oppressed by the Nazis turn to Sugihara for visas. With no approval from the Japanese government, Sugihara decides to start issuing transit visas to the refugees, putting himself and his family in grave danger. This Japanese–Polish co-production is an epic telling of a powerful but little-known story of the Second World War.

Official Website and Trailer:  http://www.sugihara-chiune.jp/

第2次世界大戦時、ナチスに迫害されたユダヤ難民に日本政府からの了承がないまま日本通過ビザを発給。およそ6000人もの命を救い「日本のシンドラー」とも呼ばれた杉原千畝の知られざる信念や信条を描いたドラマ。堪能な語学力と情報網を武器に謀報外交員として世界各国で謀報に関わっていた杉原は外務省よりリトアニア・カウナスにある日本領事館での勤務を命じられる。やがてナチスドイツがポーランドに侵攻し第二次世界大戦が勃発。

監督:チェリン・グラック 出演:唐沢寿明、小雪、濱田岳、ボリス・シッツ、アグニエシュカ・グロホウスカ

Director Cellin Gluck in attendance to introduce his film and take audience questions.

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Director of Persona Non Grata, Cellin Gluck

 

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