Taking Sides (2001)

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Based on actual events and set in Allied occupied Berlin at the end of WWII.
An American officer is sent to interrogate the great German conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler about his support of the Nazi regime during the Third Reich. At a time when other artists were forced to leave Germany or went into voluntary exile in protest, Furtwangler chose to stay behind and continue his career becoming one of the Nazi's foremost cultural assets.
In a dramatic confrontation, the US officer goes up against the revered artist, calling into question his moral integrity and his artistic obligations. With the postwar world inclined to forgive and forget, the officer's single-minded pursuit of justice makes for a suspenseful, troubling drama, in which the role of the artist in a criminal society is argued forcefully from both sides.
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Harvey Keitel
Stellan Skarsgard
Moritz Bleibtreu
Birgit Minichmayr
Ulrich Tukur
Oleg Tabakov
Directed by
Istvan Szabo
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding
Drama 2001 105:05 (Case: 111) 576i (PAL) 4
Widescreen 1.85:1, 16x9 Enhanced
English Dolby Digital 5.1 (448Kb/s)
Main Menu Audio & Animation, Theatrical Trailer
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