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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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Cyril Gely (scenario, adaptation and dialogue), Volker Schlöndorff (scenario, adaptation and dialogue) | 1 more credit »
4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
André Dussollier ... Raoul Nordling
Niels Arestrup ... General Dietrich von Choltitz
Burghart Klaußner ... Hauptmann Werner Ebernach
Robert Stadlober ... Lieutenant Bressensdorf
Charlie Nelson Charlie Nelson ... Le concierge
Jean-Marc Roulot Jean-Marc Roulot ... Jacques Lanvin
Stefan Wilkening Stefan Wilkening ... Caporal Mayer
Thomas Arnold Thomas Arnold ... Lieutenant Hegger
Lucas Prisor ... Soldat SS #1
Attila Borlan Attila Borlan ... Officier SS #2
Marie Dompnier ... La dame maquillée
Claudine Acs Claudine Acs ... La femme de chambre
Dominique Engelhardt Dominique Engelhardt ... Garde Hans
Johannes Klaußner Johannes Klaußner ... Jeune soldat 18 ans
Charles Morillon 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 »

Genres:

Drama | War

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

France | Germany

Language:

French | German

Release Date:

5 March 2014 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Diplomacia See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Black and White (archive footage)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Raoul Nordling: You'd rather not look reality in the eye?
Général von Choltitz: Whose reality, yours or mine?
Raoul Nordling: The reality that destroying Paris is absurd.
Général von Choltitz: Yours then.
Raoul Nordling: Not mine alone. The world is watching you. In the end, you, General Dietrich von Choltitz, will be held responsible. And for what? To delay the Allied attack on Germany for a few weeks? It makes no sense. I understand that you have orders and must obey them. But surely, at some point obedience ceases to be a duty. In your whole career, have you never had a doubt or ...
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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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I enjoyed it very much!
31 March 2015 | by petarmaticSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this film very much! First of all it is a very interesting recreation of a stage play into a film. Plot is interesting well enough since the subject is of a great interest to the general public, one night in August of 1944 when general in command of Paris had to decide should he follow Hitlers orders and blow up Paris or to surrender without doing it. He made good decision, we should be grateful that he had piece of sanity left not to blindly follow those orders.

Acting is excellent by both principal actors, and other actors as well.

If you are a World War II buff this is a must see for you, but I strongly recommend that you see this film anyways, because it is just short of a masterpiece.


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