Playing for Time

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Playing for Time ★★★ 1980

Compelling, award-winning TV drama based on actual experiences of a Holocaust prisoner who survives by leading an inmate orchestra. Strong playing from Redgrave and Mayron. Pro-Palestinian Redgrave's political beliefs made her a controversial candidate for the role of Jewish Fania Fenelon, but her stunning performance is on the mark. 148m/C VHS . Vanessa Redgrave, Jane Alexander, Maud Adams, Verna Bloom, Melanie Mayron; D: Daniel Mann; M: Brad Fiedel. TV