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When a Jewish songstress is plucked from the stage and sent to Auschwitz, she and other musicians find themselves assigned to a terrible task—using their talents to soothe fellow prisoners who are sentenced to die in the gas chambers.

  1. Fania Fénelon

    Author

  2. Daniel Mann

    Director

  3. Joseph Sargent

    Director

  4. Arthur Miller

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Vanessa Redgrave

    Vanessa Redgrave

    Fania Fenelon

  2. Jane Alexander

    Jane Alexander

    Alma Rose

  3. Maud Adams

    Maud Adams

    Mala

  4. Christine Baranski

    Christine Baranski

    Olga

  5. Robin Bartlett

    Robin Bartlett

    Etalina

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Status Released

Release Information

  • September 30, 1980
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 2h 30m

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