Persona Non Grata (2015 film)
|Persona Non Grata|
|Directed by||Cellin Gluck|
|Music by||Naoki Sato|
|Edited by||Jim Munro|
|Box office||US$6.3 million|
Persona Non Grata (杉原千畝 スギハラチウネ) is a 2015 Japanese biographical drama film directed by Cellin Gluck. It depicts the life of Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara who was appointed a vice-consul and later a consul in Lithuania and served there from 1939 to 1940 and who saved lives of some 6,000 Jewish refugees by issuing transit visas to the Japanese Empire.
Chiune Sugihara (Toshiaki Karasawa) is a Japanese diplomat working in Lithuania. During World War II, he attempts to save many Jews from Nazi Germany by issuing transit visas to Japan. The film depicts Sugihara's life from the period when he was a student in Waseda University.
- Toshiaki Karasawa – Chiune Sugihara
- Koyuki – Yukiko Sugihara (Chiune's wife)
- Borys Szyc – Pesh (ペシュ Pesshu)
- Agnieszka Grochowska – Irina (イリーナ Irīna)
- Fumiyo Kohinata – Ambassador Ohashi
- Cezary Łukaszewicz – Wolfgang Gudze (グッジェ Gujje)
- Michal Zurawski – Nyiszli (ニシェリ Nisheri)
- Zbigniew Zamachowski – Avraham Goehner (ガノール社長 Ganōru-shachō)
- Andrzej Blumenfeld – Chaim Rosenthal
- Takashi Tsukamoto – Minamikawa (南川欽吾)
- Gaku Hamada - Tatsuo Osako (大迫辰雄 Ōsako Tetsuo)
- Wenanty Nosul – Jan Zwartendijk
- Ken'ichi Takito - Ichiro Sekimitsu (関満一朗 Sekimitsu Ichirō)
- Satoshi Nikaido - Saburo Nei (根井三郎 Nei Saburō)
- Dawid Dąbrowski – Winek
- Cellin Gluck – Director
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The North American premiere was part of the 2016 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) with five screenings, one each at five of the festival venues. The first screening was 31 January 2016 at SCADshow.
The film grossed US$1.2 million on its opening weekend in Japan.
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- AJFF Program Guide, http://ajff.org/film/persona-non-grata
- Mark Schilling (December 7, 2015). "'Spectre' Opens On Top At Japanese Box Office". variety.com. Retrieved December 7, 2015.
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