Playing for Time

Playing for Time (1980)

  • Genre: Drama, Music, History, TV Movie
  • Release Date: 1980-09-30
  • User Rating: 7.2/10 from 34 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 30min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Szygzy Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Directors: , .
star 7.2
From 34 Ratings
7.4 73%


When a Jewish songstress is plucked from the stage and sent to Auschwitz, she and other musicians find themselves assigned to a terrible task—using their talents to soothe fellow prisoners who are sentenced to die in the gas chambers.

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  • Costume & Make-Up Ruth Morley Costume Design
    Sound Brad Fiedel Original Music Composer
    Directing Joseph Sargent Director
    Production Lynn Kressel Casting
    Camera Arthur J. Ornitz Director of Photography
    Writing Arthur Miller Writer
    Production John E. Quill Producer
    Directing Daniel Mann Director
    Production Bernard Sofronski Producer
    Production Linda Yellen Producer
    Editing Jay Freund Editor
    Art Robert Gundlach Art Direction
    Production Louise Ramsay Associate Producer
    Writing Fania Fénelon Author
    Art Gary Jones Set Decoration