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Wagner & Me

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Documentary
Release Date:December 7, 2012
Running time:89 minutes
Cast:Stephen Fry
Director:Patrick McGrady
Producer:Adam Barker, Lucy Ward
Writer:Patrick McGrady
Distributor:First Run Features

Description: Stephen Fry is one of Britain's best loved performers - a multi-talented actor, presenter and writer. He played the title role in the Hollywood movie Wilde, presents the cult quiz-show QI, and makes regular appearances in the hit US drama Bones. He is a lifelong fan of the music of Richard Wagner - the world's most controversial composer. But Stephen is also Jewish and, as he is acutely aware, the intensity of his enthusiasm for the composer was matched - or even surpassed - by that of Hitler.In this film Stephen makes a journey to explore his fascination for Wagner and confront his troubled legacy. Can he disentangle the music he loves from its poisonous links with Hitler?

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