Otto Klemperer's Long Journey Through His Times

A documentary by Philo Bregstein

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Ernst Bloch
Georg Eisler
Walter Felsenstein
Lotte Klemperer
Werner Klemperer
Gareth Morris
Max Strub
Fritz Zweig

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The great Otto Klemperer was born in 1885 in a city long buffeted by the forces of history. Called Breslau, in the Kingdom of Prussia, it had also been part of Bohemia, Hungary, Austria, and Germany—and is known to us today as Wrocław, Poland. Like the city of his birth, Klemperer was subject and witness to great political upheaval, from the abhorrent Nazism he fled in 1933 to the paranoid McCarthyism that forced him out of his adopted United States in the 1950s.

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Directed by:
Philo Bregstein
Production date: 2016
Duration: 1 h 39 min
Production: © Interakt
Available subtitle(s): EN, FR, De
Resolution: Full HD