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.
Writer:Ronald Harwood (play), Ronald Harwood (screenplay)
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Chad S (jp) wrote: Not too bad, but a little dull.
Faith N (gb) wrote: My grandson loved it!
Kirsten P (ru) wrote: Extremely impressive, fascinating and enlightening about the difficult scenarios in the Middle East in the 80's. Highly recommended.
Carlos M (it) wrote: A mediocre CGI animation that was clearly conceived to please children and children only yet no one cared to make it remotely interesting for adults as well, offering a sub-par plot full of pedestrian jokes, annoying characters and silly pop references that get tired real fast.
Scott H (jp) wrote: it just is a failure
WAEL66666HOTMAILCOM A (de) wrote: BAD MOVIE ??? ??? ? ??? ??? ?????? ??????
Brad W (nl) wrote: Wow! Critics really got this one wrong! Beautiful movie! Great job Elisabeth Shue!
jason l (us) wrote: Honestly this movie kinda blows. But I see why it was considered great. It is no longer great. It now blows.
Steve G (nl) wrote: Don't remember it well, but how could it be bad?
Eric E (jp) wrote: Wonderful satire. This movie was made in 1940 and the political issues it touches upon are,sadly, all too relevant. Voter fraud, corruption, idiot politicians who are completely owned by lobbyists...it's all there baby.
Mitchell B (br) wrote: Super funny one of Jim Carey's first movies
Robbie V (fr) wrote: Eeek. Normally expect better from these two giants.
Moriah F (gb) wrote: Love. Love. Love. Though Shane reads and performs The Tell-Tale Heart better in my opinion. Still loved every minute of this movie though.