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Cast: Harvey Keitel, R. Lee Ermey, Stellan SkarsgåRd, Moritz Bleibtreu, Thomas Morris, Philip Bowen, Jed Curtis, Peter DöRing, Wilhelm FurtwäNgler, Josef Goebbels and others
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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Taking Sides (2001)
Director: Istvβn Szab≤
Writer: Ronald Harwood (play, screenplay)
Cast: Harvey Keitel, Stellan Skarsgård,
Moritz Bleibtreu, Birgit Minichmayr, Ulrich Tukur, many more
Video: PAL 16:9 >5 MBps
Audio: English DD 5.1
Menus, Extras: none
Runtime: 105 min.
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