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Florida Premiere

Persona Non Grata

Directed by Cellin Gluck

Japan | 139 minutes | 2016

Japanese with English subtitles

Gorgeously adapted, Persona Non Grata is a long overdue recognition of "Japan's Schindler," the only Japanese recognized as Righteous Among the Nations by the Israeli government and honored at Yad Vashem. The audacious true story of the Japanese diplomat who acted against orders to save thousands of Jewish lives from Nazi extermination gets a sweeping, big-screen treatment in the epic biopic Persona Non Grata. Caught amid the rigid policies of Japan, now bound by a treaty with Nazi Germany, and his moral awakening, Sugihara put career and family at great risk by issuing transit visas to imperiled European refugees, to help more than 6,000 Jews escape to Japanese territory.

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Cellin Gluck was born in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan in 1958, the eldest son of an American Jewish father and a Japanese-American mother. He has worked in the Hollywood film industry for over three decades. Persona Non Grata is Cellin's third feature film.
Foreign Title Sugihara Chiune
Director Cellin Gluck
Countries of Production Japan
Year of Presentation 2016
Language(s) Japanese with English subtitles
Premiere Status Florida Premiere
Runtime 139 minutes
Principal Cast Toshiaki Karasawa, Koyuki, Agnieszka Grochowska, Fumiyo Kohinata
Sponsor(s)

JoAnne & Eli Papir, and Dolores & Arnold Wolf

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