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Pekka Ruohoranta

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Tapani Brotherus is the son of a Finnish diplomat and though he never wanted to become one himself, by his early 30s he has got himself a job at the embassy in Chile. He works assisting trade deals, helping lost travelers, but life for him is really about playing golf and going to the best parties with his wife Lysa, all from a nice house with a swimming pool. But on 11th September 1973 General Augusto Pinochet brings his tanks to the streets of Santiago in a miltiary coup that overthrows the president and throws the city in to turmoil. As chaos breaks out, people literally start climbing the walls of Tapani's home begging him for help, all fearing for their lives. Though official Finnish policy is not to help refugees, to stay neutral and out of conflicts, Brotherus can not stand by while people are murdered in the streets, and starts a secret effort that ultimately ensures safe passage to asylum in Europe for over 2000 Chilean citizens.
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The Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs decides to send an inspector to Santiago. Brotherus and Jaamala are trying to move the refugees out of their homes, while Swedish Ambassador Edelstam is expelled from the country.
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In 1973, Tapani Brotherus, the son of a Finnish diplomat, reluctantly follows in his father’s footsteps when he lands a job at the embassy in Chile. However, his work on trade agreements stops after a brutal military coup.
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Without the knowledge of the Finns, an important Socialist leader who is going to be smuggled out of the country is hidden in the GDR embassy. The political situation is intensifying and refugees are about to face dramatic consequences.
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In the series finale, the fight to rescue the Chilean refugees continues, but Pinochet officials make the job almost impossible. As time is running out, Brotherus fears he will have to take drastic measures to complete his mission.
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Swedish Ambassador Harald Edelstam fights prominently for the Chilean refugees, who are still struggling after the coup. Meanwhile, the political motives and actions of the refugees living in the Brotherus’ home are of concern to Tapan and Lysa.
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Tapani and Lysa Brotherus open their home to more and more political refugees, but the State Department insists on staying neutral. Tapani and Edelstam attend the Neruda funeral and publicly defy the junta.
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