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Varian's War: The Forgotten Hero (also know as Varian's War) full movie is released on Apr 22, 2001. Watch Varian's War: The Forgotten Hero online - the English Drama movie from United Kingdom. Varian's War: The Forgotten Hero is directed by Lionel Chetwynd and created by Lionel Chetwynd with William Hurt and Howard Ryshpan.

After witnessing the treatment of Jews in Nazi territory made him physically sick, cultured American gentleman Varian Fry starts en emergency rescue commission to raise funds and lobby to help intellectuals and artists, especially Jews, escape from Vichy France -where the Pétain government avoid occupation only by utter collaboration- to the US, and for lack of a better volunteer personally sets out in search of them. First lady Eleanor Roosevelt personally overcomes the reticence of the State Department. In Marseille he finds the people he specifically looked for, such as Marc Chagall, already housed by Harry Bingham, a Jewish US consulate official so he starts screening less obvious candidates and examines with Miriam Davenport and a German social democrat they pass for US clergyman Beamish how some can be rescued legally, others via a clandestine route, while colonel Joubert's State Police is at their trace...

As know as:

Varian's War, Varianin sota, O Outro Lado do Holocausto, O Herói Esquecido, Varian Fry, un héros oublié

Release Date:

Apr 22, 2001

Release Date (Streaming):

Jun 18, 2002

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States, Canada

Language:

English, French, German, Italian

Stream Service:

Odeon Films

Production Companies:

Ardent Productions, Ardglasson Productions, Barwood Films

Taglines:

He changed the world forever. One person at a time. The true story of the American Schindler.

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Steven Oxman
Variety
What they've come up with is a quality offering that turns an unheralded figure into a cinematic hero, a good -- but could have been great -- story about an American intellectual who in unlikely fashion helped prominent artists escape Vichy France.
by rottentomatoes, Oct 19, 2018

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