Playing for time


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[United States] : Olive Films, 2010.


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Title from container.
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Director of photography, Arthur Ornitz ; editor, Jay Freund ; music, Brad Fiedel.
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Originally broadcast on television in 1980.
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Based on the book by Fania Fenelon.
Vanessa Redgrave, Jane Alexander, Shirley Knight, Marisa Berenson, Maud Adams, Christine Baranski, Verna Bloom, Viveca Lindfors.
Fania Fenelon is a Jewish cabaret singer in Paris during the Nazi invasion. Fania and thousands of other Jewish and political prisoners are sent to the Auschwitz death camp. She and a group of other classical musicians are spared from death in exchange for performing music for their captors. They are also ordered to play for the thousands being herded to the gas chambers, a 'humane' means of easing the condemned into the next world.
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MPAA rating: Not rated.
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DVD, fullscreen (1.33:1) presentation; region 1.
English language soundtrack.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Yellen, L., Miller, A., Mann, D., Redgrave, V., Alexander, J., Knight, S., Berenson, M., Adams, M., Baranski, C., Bloom, V., Lindfors, V., & Fénelon, F. (2010). Playing for time . Olive Films.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Linda Yellen et al.. 2010. Playing for Time. Olive Films.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Linda Yellen et al.. Playing for Time Olive Films, 2010.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Yellen, Linda, et al. Playing for Time Olive Films, 2010.

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