ADULT THEMES, LOW LEVEL COARSE LANGUAGE
|Actors:||Harvey Keitel, Stellan Skarsgard, Moritz Bleibtreu, Ulrich Tukur, Oleg Tabakov, Birgit Minichmayr|
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.