Invisible Heroes


4 out of 5 stars
Starring: Pelle Heikkilä, Sophia Heikkilä, Ilkka Villi
2019. Returning Series

Tapani Brotherus is the son of a Finnish diplomat and though he never wanted to become one himself, by his early thirties he has a job at the embassy in Chile. He works assisting trade deals, helping lost travellers, 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.

Invisible Heroes is the previously untold true story of a small group that risked everything they had to help people in need: against diplomatic protocol, against instructions from their superiors, risking their lives to do the only thing that was morally right.