Music Box

views updated

Music Box ★★½ 1989 (R)

An attorney defends her father against accusations that he has committed inhumane Nazi war crimes. If she loses, her father faces deportation. As the case progresses, she must struggle to remain objective in the courtroom and come to terms with the possibility that her father is guilty. Lange's portrayal of an ethnic character is highly convincing. 126m/C VHS, DVD . Jessica Lange, Frederic Forrest, Lukas Haas, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Michael Rooker, Donald Moffat, Cheryl Lynn Bruce; D: Constantin Costa-Gavras; W: Joe Eszterhas; C: Patrick Blossier; M: Philippe Sarde.