Playing for Time

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Overview

When Jewish songstress Fania Fénelon (Vanessa Redgrave) 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. Daniel Mann directs this Emmy-winning television movie based on Fénelon's autobiography; famed playwright Arthur Miller penned the script.

  1. Daniel Mann

    Director

  2. Joseph Sargent

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Vanessa Redgrave

    Vanessa Redgrave

    Fania Fenelon

  2. Jane Alexander

    Jane Alexander

    Alma Rose

  3. Maud Adams

    Maud Adams

  4. Christine Baranski

    Christine Baranski

  5. Robin Bartlett

    Robin Bartlett

  6. Marisa Berenson

    Marisa Berenson

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 30m

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  • September 30, 1980
    Theatrical

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