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Crescendo (2019)

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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.


Dror Zahavi


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Credited cast:
Götz Otto
Daniel Donskoy ... Ron
Peter Simonischek ... Eduard
Bibiana Beglau ... Karla
Mehdi Meskar ... Omar
Sabrina Amali Sabrina Amali ... Layla
Maya Gorkin ... Secretary
Hitham Omari ... Jussef - Omar's father
Eyan Pinkovich Eyan Pinkovich ... Shira Halevy
Uri Elkayam Uri Elkayam ... Uri


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.

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16 January 2020 (Germany) See more »

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Heartbreaking depiction of political conflicts
10 January 2020 | by roger-99-171599See all my reviews

Accomplished filmmaker Dror Zahavi's timely drama depicts the turmoils and conflicts between Israelis and Palestianians seen through Millennials' perspectives and traumas. A respected and tough Maestro is hired to conceive a Chamber Orchestra for peace in the region; Gathering the best musicians from both sides of the war conflict, he is ready for what's coming: as they rehearse their piece, they will also experience a transformational and moving collective process, providing them an examination of themselves and their political senses. In one of several heartbreaking scenes, the Maestro allows them to expose all of their anguish and hate on the face of the others, provoking a self-analysis. Centered on the relationships developed along the production, the film constantly remind us of the importance of tolerance, while trying to adjust their reasons: an impossible romance between an Israeli girl and an Arab, the ego and dispute between the two violin leaders, the figure of "salvation" represented by the Maestro, and the strength of parental guidance. Profound, raw, and sensitive, it's a powerful humanitarian statement, claiming for better days in this broken world.

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