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Diplomatie (2014)

Not Rated | | Drama, War | 5 March 2014 (France)
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A historical drama that depicts the relationship between Dietrich von Choltitz, the German military governor of occupied Paris, and Swedish consul-general Raoul Nordling.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hauptmann Werner Ebernach
Lieutenant Bressensdorf
Charlie Nelson ...
Le concierge
Jean-Marc Roulot ...
Jacques Lanvin
Stefan Wilkening ...
Caporal Mayer
Thomas Arnold ...
Lieutenant Hegger
Soldat SS #1
Attila Borlan ...
Officier SS #2
Marie Dompnier ...
La dame maquillée
Claudine Acs ...
La femme de chambre
Dominique Engelhardt ...
Garde Hans
Johannes Klaußner ...
Jeune soldat 18 ans
Charles Morillon ...
Garde du vestibule


A historical drama that depicts the relationship between Dietrich von Choltitz, the German military governor of occupied Paris, and Swedish consul-general Raoul Nordling.

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5 March 2014 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Diplomacia  »

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$8,518 (USA) (17 October 2014)


$230,880 (USA) (25 January 2015)

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Hauptmann Werner Ebernach: That will take 20 minutes. And believe me, Paris will be unrecognizable.
Général von Choltitz: Good work. The Parisians will remember you.
Hauptmann Werner Ebernach: [scoffs] If there are any left.
Général von Choltitz: What is your estimate of causalities?
Hauptmann Werner Ebernach: It's hard to escape from hell. The current population's around 1.5 million.
Général von Choltitz: That's not too bad. Tell your men to be ready.
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J'ai Deux Amours
Music by Vincent Scotto
Lyrics by Georges Koger and Henri Varna
Performed by Madeleine Peyroux
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© Francis Salabert Ed. S.A.
Avec l'autorisation d'Universal Music Vision
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Theatre and history
27 March 2014 | by (Belgium and the Netherlands) – See all my reviews

My wife and I went to see this film a few days ago, I loved it. Excellent acting! I find the title, "Diplomatie" to fit in very well with the observation that the Swedish diplomat clearly had no intention whatever to honour his promises to the German general (i.e. to take care of his family in mortal danger of suppression by the Nazi establishment). In other words, my reading is that diplomatic practice apparently provides the practitioner of that particular political act the green light to do whatever he deems necessary to reach the objective of the "raison d'état", not excluding playing on emotions or even outright lying. Not a pretty observation. Is it correct? Neither am I convinced the film is to be taken as historically correct: the decision not to destroy Paris was the result of a balanced appraisal of the fact that it was not the communists (resistance) that liberated Paris, but ...Spanish... troops in the service of General De Gaulle executing an agenda not quite in line with American instructions. Comme quoi History is often written with a small "h".

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