Playing for Time Poster

Release Date: 1980

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
Fania Fenelon (Vanessa Redgrave), a classical pianist and singer in Paris, is arrested during the Nazi occupation for her support of the French underground resistance. After being sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp, she is recognized as a famous musician, and becomes a member of the camp's all-female orchestra. Although the group, under the leadership of conductor Alma Rose (Jane Alexander), forms a close bond, the strain of performing for their tormentors grows.

Cast: Vanessa Redgrave, Jane Alexander, Maud Adams, Shirley Knight, Viveca Lindfors, Melanie Mayron, Marisa Berenson, Verna Bloom

Director: Daniel Mann

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Transformation, Sacrifice, Dark, 1940s


Nominated Television Movie