Diplomacy

Diplomacy

Diplomacy

French/German historical drama about General Dietrich von Choltitz who was ordered by Hitler to blow up the city of Paris. However, a game of diplomatic brinksmanship stalls the military plans. Set on the night of 24 August 1944, Diplomacy explores the destruction and anger of World War II, and decisions that mean the difference between life and death.

2014Rating: M84 minsFrance, GermanyFrench and German with English subtitles
DramaTrue Story & BiographyWarWorld Cinema

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Who saved Paris in WW II?

Hitler said "The city must not fall into the enemy's hand except lying in complete debris". So how was Paris liberated in 1944 with so little damage? Because there is so much at stake politically and despite no shortage of witness there is no agreement on who should take credit. Diplomacy is one of several versions of events of August 1944. Compressing...

4.0
Variety

Variety

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Classy, superbly acted historical drama.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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While we all know that von Cholitz and his retreating German army didn’t in fact, burn Paris to the ground, the machinations behind that fateful decision make for highly engaging drama.

Variety

Variety

press

Classy, superbly acted historical drama.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

While we all know that von Cholitz and his retreating German army didn’t in fact, burn Paris to the ground, the machinations behind that fateful decision make for highly engaging drama.

Who saved Paris in WW II?

Hitler said "The city must not fall into the enemy's hand except lying in complete debris". So how was Paris liberated in 1944 with so little damage? Because there is so much at stake politically and despite no shortage of witness there is no agreement on who should take credit. Diplomacy is one of several versions of events of August 1944. Compressing...

4.0