TV THEATRE | Pro and Con | Za i przeciw – dir. Ryszard Bugajski, 1996

date: 02/08/2011, time: 09:30, place: The Silver Star Cinema, film program: and God created actor. Zbigniew Zamachowski, artistic program: theatre

PL | 1996 | colour | 101 min
reż|dir Ryszard Bugajski pro|pro Katarzyna Fukacz-Cebula, Leszek Jarosz, Akson Studio (dla Teatru TV)sce|sc Ronald Harwood, przekł. Michał Ronikier zdj|ph Krzysztof Ptak muz|mus Zbigniew Zbrowski mon|ed Marcin Kłakus ob|cast Zbigniew Zamachowski, Zbigniew Zapasiewicz, Maria Ciunelis, Krzysztof Majchrzak, Anna Gornostaj, Jacek Rozenek dys|dis TVP

In an American zone of occupation major Steve Arnold investigates Wilhelm Furtwängler, an outstanding composer and conductor, who stayed in Germany despite the fact that Hitler had came to power. Furtwängler – considered a musical master, if not a genius, is accused of cooperating with Nudists. The American officer leading his case is a simple, “completely uncultured” man, name of the famous composer doesn’t mean anything for him – he tries to judge Furtwängler as a man, not as an artist.  Ronald Hardwood’s drama, although its action is set in 1946 Berlin, can be interpreted as a universal analysis of ambiguous moral choices made by people living in totalitarian regimes. An analysis actual inasmuch it refers to postwar judgments as well as to still lasting post-communist inspections.