Taking Sides

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  • Genre(s): Drama War
  • Release year: 2001
  • Running time: 108 min
Taking Sides (German title Taking Sides - Der Fall Furtwängler) is a 2001 German-French-Austrian-British co-production directed by István Szabó and starring Harvey Keitel and Stellan Skarsgård. The story is set during the period of denazification... read more
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Taking Sides (German title Taking Sides - Der Fall Furtwängler) is a 2001 German-French-Austrian-British co-production directed by István Szabó and starring Harvey Keitel and Stellan Skarsgård. The story is set during the period of denazification investigations conducted in post-war Germany after the Second World War, and it is based on the real interrogations that took place between a U.S. Army investigator and the musical conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler, who had been charged with serving the Nazi regime. It is based on the 1995 play of the same title by Ronald Harwood. The film was shot on location in Germany with the dialogue in German and English, although in the version released in the US and the UK the dialogue is only in English.

Original Release

01/01/2001

US Release

01/01/2001

Cast

Harvey Keitel Major Steve Arnold / Steve Arnold
Stellan Skarsgard Dr. Wilhelm Furtwängler / Wilhelm Furtwängler
Moritz Bleibtreu Lt. David Wills / David Wills
R. Lee Ermey General Wallace
Birgit Minichmayr Emmi Straube
Ulrich Tukur Helmut Alfred Rode, 2nd violinist / Helmut Rode
Oleg Tabakov Colonel Dymshitz
Hanns Zischler Rudolf Otto Werner, oboist / Rudolf Werner
Armin Rohde Schlee, timpanist / Schlee
August Zirner Captain Ed Martin / Ed Martin
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Istvan Szabo

Writers

Ronald Harwood

Cast

Harvey Keitel Major Steve Arnold / Steve Arnold
Stellan Skarsgard Dr. Wilhelm Furtwängler / Wilhelm Furtwängler
Moritz Bleibtreu Lt. David Wills / David Wills
R. Lee Ermey General Wallace
Birgit Minichmayr Emmi Straube
Ulrich Tukur Helmut Alfred Rode, 2nd violinist / Helmut Rode
Oleg Tabakov Colonel Dymshitz
Hanns Zischler Rudolf Otto Werner, oboist / Rudolf Werner
Armin Rohde Schlee, timpanist / Schlee
August Zirner Captain Ed Martin / Ed Martin
Thomas Thieme Reichsminister
Jed Curtis Colonel Green
Garrick Hagon Major Richards
Robin Renucci Captain Vernay
Markus Heinicke Attendant
Aleksandar Tesla Projectionist
Jarreth J. Merz US Soldier
Holger Schober Steve's Driver
Frank Leboeuf French Aide
Philip Bowen US Aide

Producers

Editors

Sylvie Landra

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