«Taking Sides (2003)»

Taking Sides (2003)

Release Date: 2003
Genres: Drama / Music / War /
Country: France    UK    Germany    Austria   
Cast: Harvey Keitel ( Major Steve Arnold ), Stellan Skarsgård ( Dr. Wilhelm Furtwängler ), Moritz Bleibtreu ( Lt. David Wills ), Birgit Minichmayr ( Emmi Straube ), Ulrich Tukur ( Helmut Alfred Rode, 2nd violinist ), Oleg Tabakov ( Colonel Dymshitz ), Hanns Zischler ( Rudolf Otto Werner, oboist ), Armin Rohde ( Schlee, timpanist ), R. Lee Ermey ( General Wallace ), August Zirner ( Captain Ed Martin ), Daniel White ( Sergeant Adams ), Thomas Thieme ( Reichsminister ), Jed Curtis ( Colonel Green ), Garrick Hagon ( Major Richards ), Robin Renucci ( Captain Vernay ), Stellan Skarsg ( Dr. Wilhelm Furtw ),
Rating: 7.2
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A tale based on the life of Wilhelm Furtwangler, the controversial conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic whose tenure coincided with the controversial Nazi era. One of the most spectacular and renowned conductors of the 30s, Furtwangler's reputation rivaled that of Toscanini's. After the war, he was investigated as part of the Allies' de-Nazification programme. In the bombed-out Berlin of the immediate post-war period, the Allies slowly bring law and order--and justice--to bear on an occupied Germany. An American major is given the Furtwangler file, and is told to find everything he can and to prosecute the man ruthlessly. Tough and hard-nosed, Major Steve Arnold sets out to investigate a world of which he knows nothing. Orchestra members vouch for Furtwangler's morality--he did what he could to protect Jewish players from his orchestra. To the Germans, deeply respectful of their musical heritage, Furtwangler was a demigod; to Major Arnold, he is just a lying, weak-willed Nazi.



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