Diplomacy (DVD)

Directed by Volker Schlöndorff

Year: 2014
Running Time: 85
UPC: 795975116633
Color Type: Color
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Diplomacy (DVD)

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Directed by Volker Schlöndorff

One of the first ten people to purchase DIPLOMACY from our webstore will also receive the Criterion Collection DVD of Volker Schlöndorff's earlier masterpiece THE TIN DRUM.

“PACED LIKE A THRILLER...INCREDIBLE CAST...The two lead actors, André Dussollier and Niels Arestrup, are just  two of the greatest actors in their country.”
—Leonard Lopate, WNYC


As the Allies march toward Paris in the summer of 1944, Hitler gives orders that the French capital should not fall into enemy hands, or if it does, then ‘only as a field of rubble’. The person assigned to carry out this barbaric act is Wehrmacht commander of Greater Paris, General Dietrich von Choltitz, who already has mines planted on the Eiffel Tower, in the Louvre and Notre Dame and on the bridges over the Seine. Nothing should be left as a reminder of the city’s former glory. However, at dawn on 25 August, Swedish Consul General Raoul Nordling steals into German headquarters through a secret underground tunnel and there starts a tension-filled game of cat and mouse as Nordling tries to persuade Choltitz to abandon his plan .

In this riveting adaptation of the stage success by Cyril Gély, the great Volker Schlöndorff (Academy Award winner THE TIN DRUM) has created a psychologically elaborate game of political manners between two highly contrasting characters. While Choltitz entrenches himself behind his duty to obey unquestioningly all military orders, Nordling tries everything he can to appeal to reason and humanity and prevent the senseless destruction of the beloved ‘City of Light.’ 


DVD Extras Include:

 

- HD transfer enhanced for widescreen viewing

Q&A with director Volker Schlöndorff at the Directors Guild of America

Theatrical Trailer

5.1 Soundtrack

FASCINATING... [Schlöndorff’s] precise, restless camera creates a feeling of claustrophobic suspense as the plot races against the clock.

Flawless... provocative and thoughtful... never ceases to compel.

A LOVE STORY ABOUT PARIS. An alluring story, beautifully dramatized and acted.

Well-orchestrated and superbly acted.

4 OUT OF 4 STARS. GRIPPING AND EXTREMELY SATISFYING... Keeps up the suspense and pulls off surprises.

FASCINATING.

STUNNING!

Passionate, engaging and emotional... A fine return to form for the veteran German helmer (The Tin Drum)... An elegant orchestrated pas de deux between formidable opponents.

Filled with twists, turns and underhanded schemes that show how history sometimes lies in the hands of a selected few, not to mention a good glass of Chardonnay… One thrilling verbal duel after another.

In late August 1944, more than two months after D-Day, the Allies were marching toward Paris. With the liberation of the City of Light imminent, Hitler hands down an order: destroy it, starting with the bridges across the Seine, then the Louvre, and go from there. If Berlin is a wasteland, so too will be Paris. But a Swedish diplomat, Raoul Nordling (Andre Dussollier, “Amelie”), puts forth an all-night lobbying effort with the general in charge, von Choltitz (Niels Arestrup, “War Horse,” “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”), to try to get him to disobey Hitler’s order. Based on official reports, which were the source of an award-winning play, the great Volker Schlondorff (“The Tin Drum”) has crafted a modern-day “Grand Illusion” — a fascinating moral debate about war, by men who have their orders.

PACED LIKE A THRILLER...INCREDIBLE CAST... The two lead actors, André Dussollier and Niels Arestrup, are just two of the greatest actors in their country.


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