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Playing for Time

Playing for Time (1980)

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The made-for-television Playing for Time debuted on September 30, 1980. Vanessa Redgrave stars as Fania Fenelon, a Jewish cabaret singer working in Paris at the time of the Nazi invasion. Shipped to the Auschwitz death camp in 1944, Fenelon is certain that she is as doomed as all the other prisoners. But SS camp matron Shirley Knight has other plans: she orders Fenelon and several other female inmates with musical ability to form themselves into a prisoner's orchestra. They are to perform for

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Sep 6, 2010

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... one of the most powerful TV events of its era.

September 11, 2010 Full Review Source: Parallax View
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Audience Reviews for Playing for Time

Intense, visceral performances by all but of course the story is so awful that it is a film that can only be appreciated not enjoyed.
July 29, 2013
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