Taking Sides

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Released 2001

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2001
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A tale based on the life of Wilhelm Furtwangler, the controversial conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic whose tenure coincided with the controversial Nazi era. Starring Harvey Keitel.

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  • 80

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    Sparked by the actors' powerful performances, Arnold's moral absolutism and Furtwängler's lofty aestheticism make for a dramatically compelling clash.

  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    In compelling, suspenseful fashion, Taking Sides illuminates brilliantly the dilemma of a great, world-renowned artist flourishing in a totalitarian regime.

  • 70

    Variety Derek Elley

    Its soul rests in Skarsgard's performance, a powerful mixture of buttoned-down anger and personal disappointment that combines the filmmaker's self-questioning with the real-life c...

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Drama, Music

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Politics, Musicals, Crime