El ángel de Budapest

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El ángel de Budapest
El Ángel de Budapest.jpg
starring Francis Lorenzo (left) and Manuel de Blas (right)
GenreWar, Drama, Romance
Based onUn español frente al Holocausto
by Diego Carcedo[1]
Written by
Directed by
Country of origin
  • Spain
  • Hungary
Original language(s)
  • Spanish
Running time120 minutes[2]
Production company(s)Filmteam,[2] Boomerang TV[1]
Budget2 million €[2]
Original network[1]
Original release
  • 1 January 2011 (2011-01-01)

El ángel de Budapest (Angel of Budapest) is a Spanish 2011 television World War II-Holocaust miniseries (compiled to a television movie in various countries) based on the book Un español frente al Holocausto ("A Spaniard against the Holocaust")[1] written by journalist and radio executive director Diego Carcedo. The executive producers are José Manuel Lorenzo, Eduardo Campoy and István Major, the first two had collaborated on the spiritual film Sin noticias de Dios (2001); the film was shot between 9 November 2010 and 23 December 2010 in Budapest, Hungary.[1][2]


The plot focuses on Ángel Sanz Briz, a Spanish ambassador in Hungary during World War II. Operating until early 1944 in Budapest, he helped to save the lives of thousands of Jews from the Holocaust, he issued them protective papers and lodged them in Spanish safe houses, covered by the embassy's sovereignty. At that time, the Hungarian government was persecuting and deporting Jews to Nazi death camps.

A romantic storyline follows the lovelife of Antal, a Hungarian Jew who falls in love with the daughter of an Arrow Cross official of the Fascist government. Antal slowly turns to the resistance movement to save the couple.[2]


[1] [2] [3]



  1. ^ a b c d e f "Budapesten forgat filmet Luis Oliveros spanyol filmrendező" [Luis Oliveros is directing in Budapest]. FILMHU-CSOPORT (in Hungarian). Budapest, Hungary: film.hu Kft. 2010-11-08. Archived from the original on 2010-11-11. Retrieved 2011-02-26.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Gábor Apats (2010-12-23). "Kétmillió euróért, spanyolokkal forgatták A budapesti angyalt" [The Angel of Budapest was shot by Spanish for two million euros]. origo.hu (in Hungarian). Budapest, Hungary: Magyar Telekom. Retrieved 2011-02-26.
  3. ^ Réka Alíz Francisck (2010-12-09). "Budapest angyala" [Budapest angel]. bestofbudapest.com (in Hungarian). Budapest, Hungary: Duax Kft. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2011-02-26.

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