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Testimony (1987)

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Starring (View all)
Ben Kingsley Ben Kingsley
Dmitri Shostakovich
Terence Rigby Terence Rigby
Joseph Stalin
Ronald Pickup Ronald Pickup
Marshall Tukhachevsky
John Shrapnel John Shrapnel
Andre Zhdanov
Vernon Dobtcheff Vernon Dobtcheff
Gargolovsky
Peter Woodthorpe Peter Woodthorpe
Alexander Glazunov
Robert Stephens Robert Stephens
Vsevolod Meyerhold
William Squire William Squire
Khatchaturyan


Written by
Tony Palmer Tony Palmer
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This is a cinematically innovative and philosophically engaging drama about the controversial life of the prolific Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich. Ben Kingsley gives a solid performance as the artist whose creativity was repeatedly restricted by the ideological rigors and aesthetic rigidity of the Communist Party. At the heart of the film is Shostakovich's attentiveness to the barbarities and power plays of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin (Terence Rigby). British director Tony Palmer has fashioned a masterful biography of a major twentieth century artist.
Release date: 1 November 1988
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dixie riddle cup rated this 8/10 3 years, 3 months ago

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