The Consul of Bordeaux The Consul of Bordeaux

Friday 17 January 2014 6:30PM The Consul of Bordeaux

This is the story of Aristides Sousa Mendes, Portuguese Consul in Bordeaux who, defying direct government orders in 1940, rescued more than 30,000 people including 10,000 Jews, by granting them safe passage to Portugal.  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.

  • Original Title: O Cônsul de Bordéus
  • Country: Portugal
  • Director: João Correa , Francisco Manso
  • Cast: Vitor Norte, Carlos Paulo, João Monteiro
  • Genre: Drama
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Release Date: 2011

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Awards and Festivals

  • Jewish Motifs Film Festival 2013
  • Coimbra Caminhos do Cinema Português 2012: Audience Award – Best Film
  • Lucerne Film Festival 2011: Nominated for Best Film
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