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by Volker Schlöndorff


Diplomacy dramatizes the psychological duel to save Paris between two men at the highest diplomatic level in August 1944. The German military commander of occupied Paris, Dietrich von Choltitz, is about to carry out Hitler’s command to demolish the city. At the eleventh hour, the Swedish ambassador Raoul Nordling succeeds in dissuading the Wehrmacht general from following this devastating order. Von Choltitz and Nordling engage in a suspenseful duel over the fate of the city - shining a spotlight on a key moment in world history.

international title: Diplomacy
original title: Diplomatie
country: France, Germany
sales agent: Gaumont
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Volker Schlöndorff
film run: 84'
release date: FR 05/03/2014, BE 12/03/2014, DE 27/03/2014, ES 14/11/2014, IT 21/11/2014, HR 01/01/2014
cast: Niels Arestrup, André Dussollier, Robert Stadlober, Burghart Klaußner, Lucas Prisor, Paula Beer, Thomas Arnold, Charlie Nelson
cinematography by: Michel Amathieu
art director: Jacques Rouxel
producer: Marc De Bayser, Frank Le Wita
production: Film Oblige, Gaumont, Blueprint Films
backing: ArteE/WDR, SWR, Eurimages, Région Ile-de-France, Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg, German Federal Film Fund (FFA)
distributor: Gaumont Distribution, Koch Media Gmbh, Academy Two, Lumière, Film Europe, Film Europe s.r.o., A Contracorriente Films, Discovery Film & Video Distribution


main awards/selection

Berlin International Film Festival 2014Berlinale Special
César 2015Miglior adattamento

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