Varian's War

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  134 min.
Release Date: June 8, 2001

Current rating: Rating: 3.70
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Cast: William Hurt, Lynn Redgrave, Julia Ormond


Varian Fry (Hurt) is a journalist who ventures off to Berlin in 1938 and is sickened by the atrocities he sees afflicted against the Jews. The events drive him to fight the Germans by hiding some of the most influential cultural figures from persecution, arranging for them to be shipped to safety. Along the way, others join his cause.

Director: Lionel Chetwyn
Studio: Odeon Films
Producer(s): Michael Deakin
Screenplay: Lionel Chetwynd

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  • 5 stars "excellent and moving - its nice to remember that Americans used to be good guys...."