Perlasca: An Italian Hero

2002, Movie, NR, 126 mins

Perlasca: An Italian Hero
Alberto Negrin's taut, real-life account of Giorgio Perlasca's efforts to save a group of Jews from Hitler's death camps has been called Italy's answer to SCHINDLER'S LIST (1993), but it's really the Italian GOOD EVENING, MR. WALLENBERG (1990). Like Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish envoy to Budapest who bribed Nazi officers and sheltered Jews in Swedish diplomatic safe houses, Perlasca was a righteous gentile who also found himself in the besieged Hungarian capital and used similar strategies to save some Jews from certain death. Budapest, 1944: Germany has invaded Hungary, a coup has put the vicious Hungarian Nazi militia in power and Adolph Eichmann himself is in Buda...
Released: 2002 Rated: NR Length: 126 mins

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