Persona Non Grata

Sugihara Chiune, 2015, 139 min.

Persona Non Grata (2005)
Production
Director Cellin Gluck
Screenplay Tetsuro Kamata, Hiromichi Matsuo
Cinematography Garry Waller
Music Naoki Sato
Art Directors Przemyslaw Kowalski, Koichi Kanekatsu
Producer Kazutoshi Wadakura

Cast

Chiune Sugihara Toshiaki Karasawa
Yukiko Sugihara Koyuki
Pesch Borys Szyc
Irina Agnieszka Grochowska
Nyiszli Michal Zurawski
Gudze Cezary Lukaszewicz
Kingo Minamikawa Takashi Tsukamoto
Tatsuo Ohsako Gaku Hamada
Saburo Nei Satoshi Nikaido
Shizuo Kikuchi Itsuji Itao
Story

Diplomat Sugihara hopes to be posted in the Soviet Union with using his mastery of the Russian language and intelligence but is denied entry into the country and is sent to Lithuania. In Kaunas, Lithuania, he continues gathering intelligence on European affairs with his Polish partner, Pesh. In 1939 when Germany invades Poland and incites WWII, hordes of Jewish refugees oppressed by the Nazis turn to Sugihara for visas. With no approval from the Japanese government and despite putting himself in danger, Sugihara decides to start issuing transit visas to the refugees….