The Black Pimpernel

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The Black Pimpernel
Svartanejlikan.jpg
Directed by Ulf Hultberg
Written by Bob Foss
Starring Michael Nyqvist; Lisa Werlinder and Claire Ross-Brown
Release dates 14 September 2007
Country Sweden

The Black Pimpernel (Swedish: Svarta nejlikan; Spanish: El Clavel negro) is a Swedish drama film directed by Ulf Hultberg and starring Michael Nyqvist and Lisa Werlinder. The film also features Claire Ross-Brown in a minor part.

The film is about Harald Edelstam, Sweden’s ambassador to Chile, who after the military coup of Augusto Pinochet in 1973, managed to save the lives of more than 1,300 people by taking them to his embassy and transporting them to Sweden.

His name comes from the fictional hero The Scarlet Pimpernel who saved many lives during the French Revolution.

The film was shot in Chile in the spring of 2006 and opened September 14, 2007.

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