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North American Premiere

Most Dangerous Man in Europe

Directed by Pedro de Echave García & Pablo Azorín Williams

Spain | 67 minutes | 2020

Spanish with English subtitles

SS-Obersturmbannführer Otto Skorzeny became a legend in his own time. "Hitler's favorite commando" acquired a reputation as a man of daring, renowned for his audacious 1943 mission to extricate Mussolini from a mountain-top prison. Yet, he was also an egoist who stole other men's credit, an unrepentant Nazi, and a self-aggrandizing hogger of the limelight. This insightful documentary draws on in-depth research to uncover the truth about Skorzeny's career and complex personality. From his background as a student radical in Vienna to his bloody service with the Waffen-SS on the Eastern Front, his surprise rebirth as a commando, and his intriguing post-war career and mysterious fortune, this film tells Otto Skorzeny's story in full for the first time.

Accompanying the film premiere is a discussion with directors Pablo Azorín Williams & Pedro de Echave, and moderator Jack Rosenbaum. To view the conversation please click here.

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Pedro de Echave García studied screenwriting and documentary production with directors José Luis Guerín, Marta Zhein, and Patricio Guzmán, and also taught media workshops at Amnesty International. Pablo Azorín Williams is a filmmaker based in Spain, whose previous documentary, Spies on the Sands (2017), was awarded notable prizes at several international film festivals.
Foreign Title El Hombre Mas Peligroso de Europa
Director Pedro de Echave García & Pablo Azorín Williams
Countries of Production Spain
Year of Presentation 2020
Language(s) Spanish with English subtitles
Premiere Status North American Premiere
Runtime 67 minutes
Principal Cast Luis Maria Pardo, Jose Luis Blanco Corredoira, Ralph P. Ganis, Almudena Grandes
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