Diplomacy

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For filmgoers who value character development and smart dialogue over plot, Diplomacy yields rich, powerfully acted rewards.

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In 1945, Raoul Nordling, the Swedish consul-general in Paris, meets with Dietrich von Cholitz, the German military governor of occupied Paris, to convince him not to destroy historical landmarks across the city.

Cast & Crew

André Dussollier
Raoul Nordling
Niels Arestrup
Général von Choltitz
Burghart Klaußner
Hauptmann Werner Ebernach
Robert Stadlober
Lieutenant Bressensdorf
Charlie Nelson
Le concierge
Jean-Marc Roulot
Jacques Lanvin
Stefan Wilkening
Caporal Mayer
Thomas Arnold
Lieutenant Hegger
Volker Schlöndorff
Director
Volker Schlöndorff
Screenwriter
Cyril Gely
Screenwriter
Olivier Père
Producer
Jörg Lemberg
Original Music
Michel Amathieu
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Critic Reviews for Diplomacy

All Critics (50) | Top Critics (22) | Fresh (47) | Rotten (3)

  • Arestrup and Dussollier are mesmerizing as they attack and parry, argue and counterargue. They reminisce about their lives before the war and wax poetic about their families - then engage in battle again.

    December 12, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • A little supporting personality could have made the proceedings feel less like a smartly staged character study and more like a wartime drama.

    December 4, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Diplomacy will work for those who appreciate dialogue-based character films in which plot is of secondary importance.

    December 2, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Although we know what happens, Diplomacy keeps up the suspense and pulls off surprises as Choltitz's decision reaches its inevitable ending.

    November 26, 2014 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • Its minor thrills come not from not knowing what will happen, but from watching the cagey choreography of two acrobatic minds.

    November 20, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The result is intriguing and intelligent, but ultimately uninspired.

    November 16, 2014 | Full Review…

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