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The Rhapsody is the astonishing story of composer Leo Spellman (born Leon Szpilman), a Polish Holocaust survivor who sets out on an exhilarating and emotional journey towards artistic liberation at the age of ninety-eight. For the first time, he reveals his secret wartime diary (with excerpts read by actor Stephen Fry) and brings his family back to the Polish town of Ostrowiec where he spent eighteen months hiding from the Nazis. This harrowing tale of survival is told through animation, interviews with family and colleagues, and powerful live concerts by orchestras in North America and Europe. The film also features the revelation of a musical masterpiece, lost for more than fifty years, that was originally composed in a German DP camp and serves as an uplifting finale when Spellman's legacy is finally recognized in the town where he so narrowly escaped death.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    104 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Premiere
    US Premiere
  • Director
    David Hoffert
  • Screenwriter
    David Hoffert
  • Cast
    Stephen Fry, Leo Spellman
  • Cinematographer
    Matt Clayson
  • Editor
    David Hoffert