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The Black Pimpernel


Ulf Hultberg's The Black Pimpernel hearkens back to the autumn of 1973. On September 11 of that year, a military coup overthrew Salvador Allende with the full support and backing of the U.S. The said events are well-known by U.S. audiences, but the remainder of the story rests on an obscure footnote seldom discussed in North America. Out of the ashes arose a hero for all time: Harald Edelstam (Michael Nyqvist), a man nicknamed "The Black Pimpernel" for his courageous efforts saving resistance fighters...more