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Diplomacy

Drama/War

Not Rated

Box Office: $0.1M

Format

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Cgl dz1166d DVD
UPC: 795975116633
04/27/2015 Not Available

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In Theaters October 15 2014
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Product Details

PRINCIPAL CAST

Andre Dussollier, Niels Arestrup

DIRECTOR

Volker Schlondorff

SYNOPSIS

As the Allies march toward Paris in the summer of 1944, Hitler gives orders that the French capital should not fall into enemy hands, or if it does, then ‘only as a field of rubble’. The person assigned to carry out this barbaric act is Wehrmacht commander of Greater Paris, General Dietrich von Choltitz, who already has mines planted on the Eiffel Tower, in the Louvre and Notre Dame and on the bridges over the Seine. Nothing should be left as a reminder of the city’s former glory. However, at dawn on 25 August, Swedish Consul General Raoul Nordling steals into German headquarters through a secret underground tunnel and there starts a tension-filled game of cat and mouse as Nordling tries to persuade Choltitz to abandon his plan .

In this passionate and emotional adaptation of the 2011 stage success by Cyril Gély, the great Volker Schlöndorff (Academy Award winner THE TIN DRUM) has created a psychologically elaborate game of political manners between two highly contrasting characters. While Choltitz entrenches himself behind his duty to obey unquestioningly all military orders, Nordling tries everything he can to appeal to reason and humanity and prevent the senseless destruction of the beloved 'City of Lights'.

BOX OFFICE

$0.1 Million

GENRE

Drama/War

RATING

Not Rated

RUN TIME

85 Minutes

STUDIO

Zeitgeist Films