Playing for Time (1980)
Producer: Syzygy Productions Ltd./Virgin Vision
This movie is set in the concentration camp of Auschwitz. It portrays the story of women in Barracks B, prisoners in the concentration camp, who have been drafted to play or sing with the prison orchestra. Vanessa Redgrave and Jane Alexander star in this drama. Redgrave "portrays a celebrated songstress herded into the concentration camp at the height of her career. When Vanya is drafted to sing with the prison orchestra, she soon learns that the rules for survival change by the minute." Maud Adams, Marisa Berenson, Verna Bloom and Melanie Mayron also star. "This gripping drama glorifies the human spirit as it chronicles the story of the women of Barracks B, destined to playing out their lives against the constant threat of imminent death, knowing that every second counts when you're 'PLAYING FOR TIME'." [Quotes taken from the Cassette Box]
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