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Orchestra Of Exiles (2012)

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Average Rating: 5.9/10
Critic Reviews: 7
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From Academy Award (R) nominated director Josh Aronson, Orchestra of Exiles reveals the dramatic story of Bronislaw Huberman, the celebrated Polish violinist who rescued some of the world's greatest musicians from Nazi Germany and then created one of the world's greatest orchestras, the Palestine Philharmonic (which would become the Israeli Philharmonic). (c) First Run

Apr 14, 2013

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It is a moving tale -- especially because so many of the people interviewed are descendants of the violinists, French horn players, pianists and others who escaped Nazi Germany and other countries of prewar Europe.

April 15, 2013 Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal
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Writer-director Josh Aronson's flaccid "Orchestra of Exiles" squanders the material's promise.

November 22, 2012 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
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It's a great, too-little-known piece of history.

November 2, 2012 Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor
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"Orchestra of Exiles" aspires to a level of primary research that other historical documentaries could take a page from.

October 25, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Orchestra of Exiles will interest anyone who's concerned with European Jewry or classical music in the first half of the 20th century. But it provides mostly the facts of Huberman's legacy and little of the flavor.

October 25, 2012 Full Review Source: NPR
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It's amazing a Hollywood retelling hasn't happened already.

October 25, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
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Undoubtedly stirring documentary, marred by that seemingly inescapable, audience-non-trusting bane: the re-enactment.

November 5, 2012 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

The story of one of the greatest orchestras in the world, born out of one of the worst tragedies of the 20th century, the holocaust.

November 5, 2012 Full Review Source: Monsters and Critics
Monsters and Critics

Its episodic nature poses a narrative challenge that director Josh Aronson's just barely feature-length documentary can't quite surmount.

October 21, 2012 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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