Varian's War

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Varian's War ★★½ 2001

Based on the true story of American Varian Fry (Hurt), who is the editor of a foreign affairs publication when he witnesses the Nazi rise in Berlin and decides he must help Europe's Jews despite American neutrality. He heads off to Marseilles where a number of artists and intellectuals wait to escape Vichy France and establishes an underground rescue organization. 120m/C VHS, DVD . William Hurt, Julia Ormond, Matt Craven, Maury Chaykin, Alan Arkin, Lynn Redgrave, Remy Girard, Chris Heyerdahl, Vlasta Vrana, Gloria Carlin, John Dunn-Hill; D: Lionel Chetwynd; W: Lionel Chetwynd; C: Daniel Jobin; M: Neil Smolar. CABLE