The Harmonists Movie Review 1999

Information and Film Reviews for The Harmonists the Movie

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Actor/singer Harry Frommermann (Noethen) is frustrated by his lack of success and decides to put together his own a cappella group--a musical sextet known as "The Comedian Harmonists," who find great success in Germany. Unfortunately, as the '20s give way to the '30s and the rise of Nazism, the group begins to run into trouble since three of its members are Jewish. Eventually, the political pressures force the group to disband and send its Jewish members into exile. German with subtitles.

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Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521-1120, Toll-free: 800-723-4763, URL: http://www.bvhe.com

Available on VHS
Running time 114 minutes.
Originally from German.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Biopics: Musicians, Germany, Period Piece: 1920s, Period Piece: 1930s, Nazis & Other Paramilitary Slugs, Judaism, True Stories
Screenplay
Klaus Richter
Cast
Ulrich Noethen, Ben Becker, Heino Ferch, Heinrich Schafmeister, Max Tidof, Kai Wiesinger, Meret Becker, Katja Riemann, Dana Vavrova
Cinematography
Joseph Vilsmaier
Director
Joseph Vilsmaier
Music
Harold Kloser
Producer
Hanno Huth, Miramax Films

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