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Diplomatie (2014)

Not Rated | | Drama, War | 5 March 2014 (France)
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A historical drama that depicts the relationship between Dietrich von Choltitz, the German military governor of occupied Paris, and Swedish consul-general Raoul Nordling.

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Lieutenant Bressensdorf
Charlie Nelson ...
Jean-Marc Roulot ...
Jacques Lanvin
Stefan Wilkening ...
Thomas Arnold ...
Lieutenant Hegger
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Soldat SS #1
Attila Borlan ...
Officier SS #2
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La dame maquillée
Claudine Acs ...
La femme de chambre
Dominique Engelhardt ...
Garde Hans
Johannes Klaußner ...
Jeune soldat 18 ans
Charles Morillon ...
Garde du vestibule
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A historical drama that depicts the relationship between Dietrich von Choltitz, the German military governor of occupied Paris, and Swedish consul-general Raoul Nordling.

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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". See more »

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Drama | War

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Also Known As:

Diplomacia  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,518, 17 October 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$230,880, 25 January 2015
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2.35 : 1
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Quotes

[last lines]
Le concierge: Shall we take the car?
Raoul Nordling: On a day like this? You're kidding? Let's walk...
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Connections

Featured in Diplomatie: Making of (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

La 7ème symphonie
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven (as Beethoven)
Conducted by Wilhelm Furtwängler
Berlin 1943 © Société Wilhelm Furtwängler
Performed by Berliner Philharmoniker (uncredited)
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Theatre and history
27 March 2014 | by See all my reviews

My wife and I went to see this film a few days ago, I loved it. Excellent acting! I find the title, "Diplomatie" to fit in very well with the observation that the Swedish diplomat clearly had no intention whatever to honour his promises to the German general (i.e. to take care of his family in mortal danger of suppression by the Nazi establishment). In other words, my reading is that diplomatic practice apparently provides the practitioner of that particular political act the green light to do whatever he deems necessary to reach the objective of the "raison d'état", not excluding playing on emotions or even outright lying. Not a pretty observation. Is it correct? Neither am I convinced the film is to be taken as historically correct: the decision not to destroy Paris was the result of a balanced appraisal of the fact that it was not the communists (resistance) that liberated Paris, but ...Spanish... troops in the service of General De Gaulle executing an agenda not quite in line with American instructions. Comme quoi History is often written with a small "h".


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