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Author: Daniel MannLinda YellenArthur MillerVanessa RedgraveJane AlexanderAll authors
Publisher: [Saint Charles, Ill.] : Olive Films, [2010]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fania Fenelon is a Jewish cabaret singer in Paris during the Nazi invasion. Fania and thousands of other Jewish and political prisoners are sent to the Auschwitz death camp. She and a group of other classical musicians are spared from death in exchange for performing music for their captors. They are also ordered to play for the thousands being herded to the gas chambers, a 'humane' means of easing the condemned  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Made-for-TV movies
Television adaptations
War films
Drama
Named Person: Fania Fénelon
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Mann; Linda Yellen; Arthur Miller; Vanessa Redgrave; Jane Alexander; Shirley Knight; Marisa Berenson; Maud Adams; Christine Baranski; Robin Bartlett; Verna Bloom; Fania Fénelon; Arthur J Ornitz; Brad Fiedel; Syzygy Productions.; Olive Films.
OCLC Number: 654479944
Notes: Originally broadcast as a TV movie in 1980.
Based on the book by Fania Fenelon.
Credits: Director of photography, Arthur Ornitz ; editor, Jay Freund ; music, Brad Fiedel.
Cast: Vanessa Redgrave, Jane Alexander, Maud Adams, Christine Baranski, Robin Bartlett, Marisa Berenson, Verna Bloom, Shirley Knight.
Awards: Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Special, Best Actress (Vanessa Redgrave), Best Supporting Actress (Jane Alexander), Outstanding Writing (Arthur Miller).
Winner of the 1981 Christopher Award.
Winner of the 1981 Peabody Award.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (150 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1; fullscreen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby digital 2.0.
Other Titles: Playing for time (Motion picture)
Responsibility: produced by Linda Yellen ; written for television by Arthur Miller ; directed by Daniel Mann ; a Linda Yellen project for Syzygy Productions LTD.

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Fania Fenelon is a Jewish cabaret singer in Paris during the Nazi invasion. Fania and thousands of other Jewish and political prisoners are sent to the Auschwitz death camp. She and a group of other classical musicians are spared from death in exchange for performing music for their captors. They are also ordered to play for the thousands being herded to the gas chambers, a 'humane' means of easing the condemned into the next world.

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