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Persona Non Grata
Feature Films
Running time
139 min
Screen Size
1:2.35
Japanese Theatrical Release
December 5th, 2015
Cast
Toshiaki Karasawa
Koyuki
Borys Szyc
Agnieszka Grochowska
Michał Żurawski
Cezary Łukaszewicz
Staff
Music by Naoki Sato
Screenplay by Tetsuro Kamata / Hiromichi Matsuo
Directed by Cellin Gluck

"He who saves one life saves the entire world"

<Introduction>

Chiune Sugihara is known as "Japanese Shindler" for saving 6,000 Jewish people from the Holocaust during WWII, however, it is virtually unknown that Sugihara was a masterful and rare "intelligence officer" for the nation. Proficient in foreign languages and intelligence work, he ventured into foreign lands despite the danger to himself, built a vast intelligence network in Manchuria and espionage hotspot Lithuania, analyzed world affairs, and sent information back to Japan.

Amidst all the espionage activities conducted at the time, why did Sugihara issue visas to the Jewish refugees? And where did the Jewish refugees go? Sugihara, who remained proud as a Japanese and never gave up hope even in the most perilous of situations, has inspired a star-studded cast and crew from both Japan and overseas. In the starring role is Japan's leading actor Toshiaki Karasawa. The cast also includes Borys Szyc, Agnieszka Grochowska and other notable actors. To be presented to the whole world is this emotion-stirring epical movie, all scenes to be shot on location overseas, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of the WWII.

<Story>

Diplomat Sugihara hopes to be posted in the Soviet Union with using his mastery of the Russian language and intelligence but is denied entry into the country and is sent to Lithuania. In Kaunas, Lithuania, he continues gathering intelligence on European affairs with his partner, Pesh. In 1939 when Germany invades Poland and incites WWII, hordes of Jewish refugees oppressed by the Nazis turn to Sugihara for visas. With no approval from the Japanese government and despite putting himself in danger, Sugihara decides to start issuing transit visas to the refugees....

杉原千畝精通英语,俄罗斯语,德语,法语等数门语言,他作为情报官曾驻在旧满洲,芬兰,立陶宛,德国,捷克,罗马尼亚等众多国家。他不顾生命危险,在乱世中收集情报,并不断将情报发往日本。正因为如此,他也被当时的苏联警戒,被判定为【不受欢迎的人】,是日本最早的外交官。电影拍摄中,为了表现杉原作为外交官来往于各国的政治生涯,外景拍摄地放在了波兰。其最重要的理由是因为,从1994年的『辛德勒名单』开始,很多好莱坞的电影都在波兰拍摄,有丰富的海外作品的制作经验以及众多优秀的电影制片人。

另外,本作品还集结了各国的超豪华演员以及制作人员,阵容强大。这次扮演日本外交官杉原千畝的是,引领日本电影业的男演员唐泽寿明。总是陪伴在杉原身边的安抚他的美丽妻子幸子是由国际派女演员小雪出演的。另外还集积了小日向文世,塚本高史,滨田岳,滝藤贤一等代表日本电影业的实力派演员阵容。摄影地波兰的大人气演员们也有参演。杉原千畝为什么不仅不管自己的人身安全,连家人都要置于危险于不顾呢。为什么不等待政府的许可而独断决定不断的向犹太难民们发放签证呢。战争结束70年的现在,在他决意的背后隐藏着让人感动的真相,让我们打开这个真相!

经历了战后70年,这个"真实的故事"让人感动的超级大作搬上了荧屏!