7.1/10
4,303
26 user 104 critic

Diplomatie (2014)

Not Rated | | Drama, War | 5 March 2014 (France)
Trailer
2:07 | Trailer
A historical drama that depicts the relationship between Dietrich von Choltitz, the German military governor of occupied Paris, and Swedish consul-general Raoul Nordling.

Writers:

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

Videos

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The retired Chief superintendent Jakob Franck who often had to inform relatives as a "death messenger", now hopes to lead a life beyond the dead.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff
Stars: Thomas Thieme, Devid Striesow, Ursina Lardi
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A teenager joins the resistance in Nazi-occupied France during World War II.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff
Stars: Léo-Paul Salmain, Marc Barbé, Ulrich Matthes
Ulzhan (2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Somewhere in the endless steppes of Central Asia lies a treasure. One man holds the key to it, a fragment of an ancient map. But in his restless quest, Charles isn't looking for fame or ... See full summary »

Director: Volker Schlöndorff
Stars: Philippe Torreton, Ayanat Ksenbai, David Bennent
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A nearly illiterate woman becomes one of the founders of Poland's Solidarity union.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff
Stars: Katharina Thalbach, Dominique Horwitz, Andrzej Chyra
Drama | Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A drama loosely based on Jean Bernard's Nazi-era prison diary.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff
Stars: Ulrich Matthes, August Diehl, Hilmar Thate
Edit

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
Edit

Storyline

A historical drama that depicts the relationship between Dietrich von Choltitz, the German military governor of occupied Paris, and Swedish consul-general Raoul Nordling.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

August, 1944. One night to save the monuments of Paris from destruction. See more »

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site | See more »

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 »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,518, 17 October 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$230,880, 25 January 2015
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Gaumont,Film Oblige,Gaumont See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Black and White (archive footage)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Général von Choltitz: You certainly are a fine talker. Abraham... a Jew. It's an interesting analogy. I no longer believe in God, but I remember the Bible well. In fact, you're asking me to betray the oath I took to serve my country. You're asking me to betray my whole upbringing. My father was a soldier. My grandfather was also a soldier. My ancestors fought Napoleon in his Russian campaign. And I have been in two wars.
Raoul Nordling: [opening his mouth to speak]
Général von Choltitz: No, no, no, no, listen to me. Let me finish. I saw everything thing ...
[...]
See more »

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)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

Theatre and history
27 March 2014 | by paul-franssenSee 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".


7 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 26 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed