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Country  Portugal
6.2/10 IMDb

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Language  Portuguese
Aristides de Sousa Mendes O Consul de Bordeus movie poster
Director  Francisco Manso Joao Correa
Release date  November 8, 2012 (2012-11-08)
Writer  Joao Correa, Joao Nunes, Antonio Torrado

Aristides de Sousa Mendes – O Consul de Bordeus is a 2012 Portuguese biographical historical drama film directed by Francisco Manso and Joao Correa and starring Vitor Norte as Aristides de Sousa Mendes. It was released on 8 November 2012.

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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.

Cast

  • Vitor Norte as Aristides de Sousa Mendes
  • Carlos Paulo
  • Critical response

    Jorge Mourinha, on Publico, gave the film a rating of one out of five stars.

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    References

    Aristides de Sousa Mendes – O Consul de Bordeus Wikipedia
    Aristides de Sousa Mendes – O Consul de Bordeus IMDb Aristides de Sousa Mendes – O Consul de Bordeus themoviedb.org


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