Orchestra Of Exiles (2012)



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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
Documentary , Musical & Performing Arts , Special Interest
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Thomas Kornmann
as Bronislaw Huberman (Adult)
Elin Kolev
as Bronislaw Huberman (14-Year-Old)
Heck Reinicke
as Bronislaw Huberman (8-Year-Old)
Regi Papa
as Bronislaw Huberman (Playing)
Geno Lechner
as Ida Ibbeken
Jan Uplegger
as Jacob Huberman
Alex Ansky
as Arturo Toscanini
Yigal Sachs
as William Steinberg
Vlasto Peyitch
as Chaim Weizmann
Gil Baxpehler
as Horst Salomon
Brett Lorier
as Lorand Fenyves
Stefan Hauser
as Wilhelm Furtwangler
Harald Magarin
as Joseph Goebbels
Wolfgang Ronfeldt
as Jacob Surowicz
Tim Elliot
as Narrator
Yelena Shmulenson
as Voice Over Artist
Paul Bellantoni
as Voice Over Artist
Anthony Viscusi
as Voice Over Artist
Andrew Clateman
as Voice Over Artist
Heike Bachmann
as Voice Over Artist
Peter Cormican
as Voice Over Artist
Howard Ross
as Voice Over Artist
Chris Kordos
as Voice Over Artist
Adam Boncz
as Voice Over Artist
Jack Luceno
as Voice Over Artist
Tim Elliot
as Narrator
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Critic Reviews for Orchestra Of Exiles

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (7)

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.

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

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

Full Review… | November 2, 2012
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.

Full Review… | October 25, 2012
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.

Full Review… | October 25, 2012
Top Critic

It's amazing a Hollywood retelling hasn't happened already.

Full Review… | October 25, 2012
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Orchestra Of Exiles

"Orchestra of Exiles" tells a remarkable, miraculous and thrilling story of the birth of the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra and its visionary, talented founder, Bronislaw Huberman. Director Josh Aronson skillfully blends archival footage with staged scenes with actors and added commentary by Itzhak Perlman, Zubin Mehta, Pinchas Zuckerman, Joshua Bell and original symphony members and family members. Tension is built as Huberman assembles top flight Jewish musicians from Nazi occupied Europe and gives them their ticket to freedom. This is as unforgettable a documentary as "Watermarks" and "One Survivor Remembers." Bravo!

Jerry Kane
Jerry Kane

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