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1 hr. 49 min.

Plot Summary
This drama, based on a true story, focuses on the American-led investigation of Wilhelm Furtwangler (Stellan Skarsgard), a famous German conductor suspected of working with the Nazis. Maj. Steve Arnold (Harvey Keitel) is charged with making an example of Furtwangler due to his status as a high-profile cultural figure, and pulls no punches in questioning him about possible ties to the Hitler regime. However, as Arnold presses forward, his assumptions about Furtwangler don't necessarily hold up.

Cast: Harvey Keitel , Stellan Skarsgard , Moritz Bleibtreu , Birgit Minichmayr , Oleg Tabakov , Ulrich Tukur , Hanns Zischler , August Zirner

Director: István Szabó

Genres: Drama

Distributor: New Yorker Films

Taking Sides (2001)

Release Date: September 5th, 2003|1 hr. 49 min.

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critic reviews (10)
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  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The movie's promise -- to provide a balanced argument -- goes unrealized, and all we're left with is the spectacle of an idiot bullying a genius. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Boy, can Harvey Keitel be bad -- and not bad like "Bad Lieutenant," bad like bad acting. show more

  • 63
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Characters do little more than run around the same track incessantly, leaving us waiting for revelations that never arrive. show more

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