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Inspired by Daniel Barenboim’s West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Academy Award® nominated director Dror Zahavi (Alexander Penn, Everything for My Father) directs this gripping drama as a constantly growing ‘crescendo’, rising the tension and conflicts until the last frame. When world-famous conductor Eduard Sporck accepts the task of creating an Israeli-Palestinian youth orchestra, he is quickly drawn into a tempest of unsolvable problems. Having grown up in a state of war, suppression and the constant risk of terror attacks, the young musicians on both sides are far from able to form a team. Lined up behind the two best violinists – the emancipated Palestinian Layla and the handsome Israeli Ron – they form two parties who deeply distrust each other, on and off-stage alike. Will Sporck succeed and make the young people forget their hatred, at least for the three weeks until the concert? In German and English with English subtitles. Not Rated. Director: Dror Zahavi (Germany 2020) 106 min