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director – Dror Zahavi


Germany, 2019, 112 min

director – Dror Zahavi

producer – Alice Brauner

script – Johannes Rotter and Dror Zahavi

camera – Gero Steffen

editor – Fritz Busse

music – Martin Stock

art director – Gabriele Wolff

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Peter Simonischek (Eduard Sporck), Bibiana Beglau (Karla), Daniel Donskoy (Ron), Sabrina Amali (Layla), Mehdi Meskar (Omar)

When world-famous conductor Eduard Sporck accepts the job to create an Israeli-Palestinian youth orchestra, he is quickly drawn into a tempest of sheer unsolvable problems. Having grown up in a state of war, suppression or constant risk of terrorist attacks, the young musicians from both sides are far from able to form a team. Lined up behind the two best violinists – the emancipated Palestinian Layla and the handsome Israeli Ron – they form two parties who deeply mistrust each other, on and off-stage alike. Will Sporck succeed and make the young people forget their hatred, at least for the three weeks until the concert? With the first glimmer of hope, however, the political opponents of the orchestra show them how strong they are…

Loosely inspired by Daniel Barenboim’s West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Dror Zahavi directs this gripping drama as a constantly growing ‘crescendo’, rising the tension and conflicts until the last frame. A remarkable theatrical movie and contribution to the world-wide efforts towards understanding, humanity and peace.

Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 20:30, Odeon
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