The Black Pimpernel

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The Black Pimpernel
Directed by Ulf Hultberg
Written by Bob Foss
Starring Michael Nyqvist
Lisa Werlinder
Claire Ross-Brown
Alvaro Uccelletti
Cristián Campos
Luis Gnecco
Mandala Films
Moviefan Scandinavia A/S
Original Film
Distributed by Nordisk Film
Release date
  • 14 September 2007 (2007-09-14)
Country Sweden
Language English

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 Kate Del Castillo, Luis Gnecco and 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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