Izbrannye (1983)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 140 min.  |   Countries - Colombia   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka

In a compelling drama that moves rapidly along, a rich German baron leaves his country in 1944 to live in Latin America -- where he discovers the truth about Nazi atrocities and fanaticism and where he also falls in love with Olga (Tatyana Drubich) an impoverished local woman. She reciprocates his feelings and the two begin an affair, a relationship that antagonizes the already nasty American consul who would like to arrest the baron -- not so much because he has a German passport, but because the consul is also interested in Olga. In order to save the man she loves, Olga goes to the consulate and gives in to the consul's sexual demands. Meanwhile, a little orphan who is devoted to Olga (and ostensibly, to the baron as well) is taunted by his friends who shout slurs on Olga's character -- they know what she has done at the consulate. In agony over their sarcasm, the little boy steals a gun from the baron with the full intent of taking justice into his own hands.



aristocracy, atrocity, death, extramarital-affair, imprisonment, love, love-triangle, Nazism, orphan, poverty, self-sacrifice