Well, they say here that when you
went on a case, you stayed on it.
(looks up at Steve.)
Now we can't take every Nazi in
would like to; it's an
impossibility. So we're going for
the big boys in industry, education,
Like this bandleader.
Well, he's more than just a
bandleader, Steve. He's a great
conductor, a gifted artist. But we
believe that he sold himself to
the devil. Your number one priority
from this moment on is to connect
him to the Nazi Party. Don't be
impressed by him. I want the folks
back home to understand why we
fought this war. Find Wilhelm
Furtwängler guilty. He represents
everything that was rotten in
to make him sit again.
Stay put, Steve. There is some
other stuff that I'd like for you
to see here. Background.
Taking Sides (2001)
Synopsis: This drama, based on a true story, focuses on the American-led investigation of Wilhelm Furtwangler (Stellan Skarsgard), a famous German conductor suspected of working with the Nazis. Maj. Steve Arnold (Harvey Keitel) is charged with making an example of Furtwangler due to his status as a high-profile cultural figure, and pulls no punches in questioning him about possible ties to the Hitler regime. However, as Arnold presses forward, his assumptions about Furtwangler don't necessarily hold up.