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      Counterpoint

      1968 1h 47m Drama List
      Reviews American orchestra conductor Lionel Evans (Charlton Heston), during a show in recently liberated Belgium, is captured with his musicians when Nazi troops ambush them. Held captive and told they will be executed, the group gets a reprieve after one of the Nazi generals, Schiller (Maximilian Schell), a passionate fan of classical music, demands the group mount a concert for the Germans. Trying to bide their time before the show, Evans and the players focus on an escape plan. Read More Read Less

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      Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times Counterpoint is possibly the most unlikely war movie of 1968, but it has a perverse charm and a lot of good classical music. Rated: 1.5/4 Jul 10, 2018 Full Review Frank J. Avella Edge Media Network It's not a bad film, just an odd one, and a very Hollywood-ized version of what WWII was like. Rated: C Nov 2, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis American orchestra conductor Lionel Evans (Charlton Heston), during a show in recently liberated Belgium, is captured with his musicians when Nazi troops ambush them. Held captive and told they will be executed, the group gets a reprieve after one of the Nazi generals, Schiller (Maximilian Schell), a passionate fan of classical music, demands the group mount a concert for the Germans. Trying to bide their time before the show, Evans and the players focus on an escape plan.
      Director
      Ralph Nelson
      Screenwriter
      James Lee, Joel Oliansky, Alan Sillitoe
      Production Co
      Universal/Universal Int
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Oct 15, 2012
      Runtime
      1h 47m