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A riveting, intimate, yet little-known story about the Belgian Resistance in World War II.

A riveting, intimate, yet little-known story about the Belgian Resistance in World War II.

Resistance fighter Marcel Harnie and P-47 pilot Bill Grosvenor

Last Best Hope premieres October 30, 2006, 10 p.m. Eastern.

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Stunning and cathartic, "Last Best Hope" takes even the most jaded World War II film buff by surprise.

"Last Best Hope" explores the moral courage expressed by ordinary Belgian citizens, disenfranchised by Hitler's brutal fascist regime, who came together in extraordinary ways to aid one downed American fighter pilot.

At the heart of the story is Abilene, Texas resident Bill Grosvenor, a P-47 Thunderbolt pilot who fell from the skies over Belgium and into the hands of the Resistance in 1943. Nearly 60 years later, Grosvenor was reunited with his helpers in Belgium who fought against tyranny and oppression in their homes, in their neighborhoods, and in the streets of Brussels. As unexpectedly as the Gestapo snared Grosvenor in an early morning safehouse raid, "Last Best Hope" transports the viewer to another place and time with a universal message about faith, hope, and the undefeatable power of the human spirit.

Last Best Hope was produced by Rendez-Vous Film LLC, who also created a related website.