Playing for Time (1980) - Rotten Tomatoes

Playing for Time (1980)





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In this made-for-TV movie, Jewish cabaret singer Fania Fenelon is shipped to the Auschwitz death camp in 1944. Fenelon is certain that she is doomed, but SS camp matron Shirley Knight orders Fenelon and several other female inmates with musical ability to form themselves into a prisoner's orchestra.

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Vanessa Redgrave
as Fania Fenelon
Jane Alexander
as Alma Rose
Shirley Knight
as Maria Mandel
Verna Bloom
as Paulette
Elaine Bromka
as Tchiakowska
Clarence Felder
as Commandant Kramer
Viveca Lindfors
as Frau Schmidt
Max Wright
as Dr. Mengele
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Critic Reviews for Playing for Time

All Critics (1)

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

September 11, 2010 | Full Review…

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.

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