Disobedience: The Sousa Mendes Story
In June 1040, when Nazi troops invaded France, an amazing rescue operation sprang into being. One man, on his own, defying the direct orders of his government, chose to grant visas out of Occupied France to an estimated 30,000 refugees including around 10,000 Jews. This remarkable true story has been described by historians as 'the largest rescue action by a single individual during the holocaust.' The man was Aristides de Sousa Mendes, the Portuguese Consul in Bordeaux.
Cast: Bernard Le Coq, Roger Souza, Nanou Garcia, Lionel Lingelser, Frédéric Quiring
Directed by: Joël Santoni
Written by: Martine Chicot
Running time: min
Opens: May 17, 2013 Limited
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