Facing Arthur (2002)

Genres - Culture & Society, History  |   Sub-Genres - Interpersonal Relationships, Social History  |   Run Time - 39 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Facing Arthur documents the unusual friendship between two musicians born in different centuries. The film follows Christoph Erbsloeh, a German cellist, as he is sent to assist the 100-year-old Arthur Lederman. Before the Nazis invaded Lederman's Poland, Lederman was a highly respected violinist. The pair must confront the past when Erbsloeh discloses that his own grandfather was a Nazi soldier. The two are able to come to some grips with the enormity of the past, and are able to establish new bonds that may help to heal old wounds.

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musician, bonding [relationship], German [nationality], violinist, Holocaust, reconciliation, cello, descendant, friendship, survivor, generation-gap, Poland, understanding