The Lost European (Az elveszett európai)

, 2015

Commemorating 70 years since the end of World War Two, The Lost European reflects upon the life of Raoul Wallenberg, made famous for rescuing thousands of Hungarian Jews in 1944. This documentary draws a coherent picture of Wallenberg in the years preceding the war, before his acts of outstanding heroism. Soon to be orphaned, we meet the child of one of the wealthiest Swedish families that never saw success in the world of the bourgeoisie.

This documentary introduces audiences to a world between wars, the atrocious trauma of World War Two, a terrible peace treaty, fascism and communism. The Lost European moves between Hungary and Sweden in an attempt to retrace the extraordinary map that led to Raoul Wallenberg’s extraordinary self-sacrifice.

61 mins / Hungarian (English subtitles)

Director — József Sipos