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By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

True story of UN diplomat in Iraq; violence, sex, language.

Movie R 2020 118 minutes
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With its charismatic hero, feisty, resourceful heroine, and true events with roots in controversial policies, the film pays tribute to an exceptional man who fought repeatedly for human rights. Sergio is earnest storytelling. The filmmakers, including the excellent actors (even those in the smallest roles), are clearly all-in in what must have been a challenging production. The central character may not have been as blemish-free as he's portrayed here, and the writing isn't as artful as it might have been. Neither, however, lessen the pleasure of discovering Sergio Vieria de Mello and the inspiring final years of his life. It's interesting to note that when the movie was shown at the Sundance Festival in early 2020, Carolina Larriera was on hand to share the moment.

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