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Directed by Alexander Rodnyanskiy

USSR 1990 72 mins. In Russian, English, German, Swedish

“Twenty-five years after it premiered, Alexander Rodnyanskiy’s The Mission of Raoul Wallenberg returns in a brand new restoration. The film investigates the mysterious circumstances surrounding the disappearance and death of Raoul Wallenberg in the Soviet Union following the end of WWII. Wallenberg had saved tens of thousands of Jews from the Holocaust in his role as Sweden’s special envoy in Budapest. Tireless filmmaker Rodnyanskiy searched across the globe for traces of Wallenberg, from Moscow and St. Petersburg, to the Russian interior, to Hungary, Israel, and Sweden. Featuring interviews from subjects as far-ranging as Ronald Reagan, Simon Wiesenthal, and Yelena Bonner, the film passionately confronts the shadowy circumstances of Wallenberg’s fate.”—New York Jewish Film Festival. In Russian, English, German, and Swedish with English subtitles.

Genres: Documentary



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