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Author: Daniel MannLinda YellenArthur MillerArthur J OrnitzBrad FiedelAll authors
Publisher: [Saint Charles, Ill.] : Olive Films, Paramount. [2013]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : 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
Historical films
Named Person: Fania Fénelon; Fania Fénelon
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Mann; Linda Yellen; Arthur Miller; Arthur J Ornitz; Brad Fiedel; Jay Freund; Robert Gundlach; Ruth Morley; Vanessa Redgrave; Jane Alexander; Maud Adams; Christine Baranski; Robin Bartlett; Marisa Berenson; Verna Bloom; Donna Haley; Lenore Harris; Mady Kaplan; Will Lee; Anna Levine; Viveca Lindfors; Melanie Mayron; Marcell Rosenblatt; Max Wright; Shirley Knight; Fania Fénelon; Syzygy Productions; Olive Films.; Paramount Pictures Corporation,
OCLC Number: 654479944
Notes: Originally broadcast as a TV movie in 1980.
Based on the book by Fania Fenelon.
Title from title frame.
Credits: Director of photography, Arthur Ornitz ; editor, Jay Freund ; original music and synthesized sounds by Brad Fiedel ; costume designer, Ruth Morley ; art director, Robert Gundlach.
Cast: Vanessa Redgrave, Jane Alexander, Maud Adams, Christine Baranski, Robin Bartlett, Marisa Berenson, Verna Bloom, Donna Haley, Lenore Harris, Mady Kaplan, Will Lee, Anna Kluger Levine, Viveca Lindfors, Melanie Mayron, Marcell Rosenblatt, Max Wright, 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.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.37:1) presentation; Dolby digital 2.0.
Other Titles: Playing for time (Motion picture)
Responsibility: executive producer, Linda Yellen ; 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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