The Gruninger File

Showings

Marblehead Warwick Cinema Tue, Nov 10, 2015 3:00 PM
Maynard Fine Arts Tue, Nov 10, 2015 7:00 PM
Film Info
Director(s):Alain Gsponer
Country:Switzerland
Germany
Austria
Year:2014
Language:German
Running Time:92 minutes
Type of Film:Fiction
Premiere Status:Massachusetts Premiere
Topic:Holocaust
Drama
History
Sponsored By:swissnex Boston

Description

Based on the incredible untold story of a man who risked everything to save thousands of Jews. In 1938, the Nazis annexed Austria, and Switzerland closed its borders to Jewish refugees. Working against orders, Swiss Police Commander Paul Gruninger put his career at stake and allowed 3,600 Austrian Jews to pass into Switzerland. The story of his heroism is told as a suspenseful thriller relating the tense war of wits fought between Paul Gruninger and his superiors in the police force of officially neutral Switzerland.

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