Crescendo

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Feature, Narrative, Drama, Germany, 2020, director Dror Zahavi, rating PG-13
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When world-famous conductor Eduard Sporck accepts the job to create an Israeli-Palestinian youth orchestra, he is quickly drawn into a tempest of sheer unsolvable problems. Having grown up in a state of war, suppression or constant risk of terrorist attacks, the young musicians from both sides are far from able to form a team. Lined up behind the two best violinists – the emancipated Palestinian Layla and the handsome Israeli Ron – they form two parties who deeply mistrust each other, on and off-stage alike. Will Sporck succeed and make the young people forget their hatred, at least for the three weeks until the concert? With the first glimmer of hope, however, the political opponents of the orchestra show them how strong they are…


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Join us for a conversation with the writer Stephen Glantz after the final credits. 

Stephen Glantz is an award winning screenwriter and author. His book Clara's War, published in the U.S. by Harper Collins, has been translated into 21 languages and was named a Sophie Brody Honor Book by the American Library Association.  

Stephen has been a working screen and television writer since 1982.  He has written or produced over 300 hundred hours of television programming for such shows as Hart to Hart and The Fall Guy. He has written for all the major studios and networks and worked with such directors as Sidney Poitier, Bruce Beresford, Ivan Passer, Steven Gylenhall and Agniesazka Holland.

Since 2000, Stephen has worked almost exclusively in Germany for Artur Brauner and German production company CCC Filmkunst. Besides Wunderkiner, CCC had poduced Stephen's scripts for Der Letzte Zug (The Last Train) and Babij Jar.


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