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capsule_NN
:_:
this_DT
is_BEZ
a_DT
film_NN
that_CS
avoids_VBZ
easy_JJ
answers_NNS
._.
wilhelm_NP
furtwangler_NP
,_,
then_RB
the_DT
world_NN
's_POS
greatest_JJS
orchestra_NN
conductor_NN
stayed_VBD
in_IN
germany_NP
and_CC
cooperated_VBN
with_IN
the_DT
nazis_NNS
._.
what_WDT
were_BED
his_PP$
views_NNS
,_,
was_BEDZ
he_PP
a_DT
war_NN
criminal_JJ
or_CC
a_DT
secret_JJ
resistance_NN
fighter_NN
?_?
how_WRB
much_RB
did_DOD
he_PP
know_VB
about_IN
crimes_NNS
against_IN
humanity_NN
?_?
the_DT
us_NP
government_NN
investigated_VBN
him_PP
after_IN
the_DT
war_NN
and_CC
this_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
dramatization_NN
of_IN
that_DT
investigation_NN
._.
,_,
high_JJ
+_SYM
4_CD
(_(
-4_???
to_TO
+_SYM
4_CD
)_)
in_IN
my_PP$
opinion_NN
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
best_JJS
films_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
last_OD
few_DT
years_NNS
is_BEZ
istvan_NP
szabo_???
's_BEZ
sunshine_NN
,_,
a_DT
film_NN
that_CS
covers_VBZ
the_DT
fortunes_NNS
of_IN
a_DT
jewish_JJ
hungarian_JJ
family_NN
under_IN
the_DT
reigns_VBZ
of_IN
three_CD
different_JJ
regimes_NNS
,_,
hungarian_JJ
aristocrats_NNS
,_,
nazis_NNS
,_,
and_CC
communists_NNS
._.
szabo_???
's_BEZ
follow-up_NN
film_NN
,_,
a_DT
german_JJ
production_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
much_DT
more_DT
limited_JJ
in_IN
scope_NN
._.
it_PP
is_BEZ
about_IN
the_DT
post-war_JJ
investigation_NN
of_IN
who_WP
criminally_RB
supported_VBN
the_DT
nazis_NNS
and_CC
who_WP
opposed_VBD
them_PP
._.
ronald_NP
harwood_NP
's_POS
screenplay_NN
ambiguously_RB
looks_VBZ
at_IN
the_DT
investigation_NN
of_IN
a_DT
great_JJ
classical_JJ
music_NN
conductor_NN
who_WP
stayed_VBD
on_IN
in_IN
germany_NP
when_CS
the_DT
nazis_NNS
took_VBD
power_NN
and_CC
became_VBD
the_DT
most_DT
popular_JJ
conductor_NN
of_IN
the_DT
third_OD
reich_NP
._.
maj_???
._.
steve_NP
arnold_NP
(_(
played_VBD
by_IN
harvey_NP
keitel_NP
)_)
has_HVZ
been_BEN
assigned_VBN
by_IN
his_PP$
superiors_NNS
to_IN
investigate_VB
wilhelm_NP
furtwangler_NN
(_(
stellan_NP
skarsgard_NP
)_)
,_,
perhaps_RB
europe_NP
's_POS
greatest_JJS
classical_JJ
music_NN
conductor_NN
._.
when_CS
other_JJ
artists_NNS
fled_VBD
germany_NP
,_,
furtwangler_NP
remained_VBD
behind_IN
and_CC
conducted_VBN
for_IN
the_DT
hitler_NP
and_CC
his_PP$
henchmen_NNS
._.
after_IN
the_DT
war_NN
is_BEZ
over_IN
arnold_NP
assigned_VBN
to_IN
interview_NN
furtwangler_NN
and_CC
members_NNS
of_IN
his_PP$
orchestra_NN
and_CC
if_CS
appropriate_JJ
to_IN
prosecute_VB
him_PP
for_IN
war_NN
crimes_NNS
._.
he_PP
secretly_RB
is_BEZ
told_VBN
by_IN
his_PP$
commanding_JJ
officer_NN
to_IN
find_VB
furtwangler_NP
guilty_JJ
._.
from_IN
there_RB
we_PP
follow_VB
him_PP
and_CC
learn_VB
a_DT
little_JJ
about_IN
arnold_NP
and_CC
something_PN
about_IN
furtwangler_NN
and_CC
his_PP$
orchestra_NN
._.
as_CS
he_PP
interviews_NNS
members_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
wartime_NN
orchestra_NN
arnold_NP
starts_VBZ
noticing_VBG
odd_JJ
peculiarities_NNS
that_CS
may_MD
or_CC
may_MD
not_XNOT
point_VB
to_TO
a_NN
conspiracy_NN
against_IN
his_PP$
investigation_NN
._.
there_EX
is_BEZ
a_DT
certain_JJ
sameness_NN
to_IN
the_DT
responses_NNS
that_CS
he_PP
is_BEZ
getting_VBG
._.
perhaps_RB
any_DT
cooperation_NN
he_PP
is_BEZ
getting_VBG
has_HVZ
been_BEN
in_IN
some_DT
ways_NNS
managed_VBD
._.
if_CS
so_RB
,_,
perhaps_RB
he_PP
can_MD
never_RB
come_VB
to_IN
the_DT
truth_NN
._.
in_IN
large_JJ
part_NN
the_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
about_IN
mind_NN
games_NNS
that_CS
arnold_NP
uses_VBZ
to_IN
manipulate_VB
his_PP$
interviewees_NNS
and_CC
especially_RB
furtwangler_NN
._.
where_CS
the_DT
script_NN
has_HVZ
problems_NNS
is_BEZ
that_CS
in_IN
the_DT
end_NN
it_PP
is_BEZ
so_RB
ambiguous_JJ
._.
it_PP
has_HVZ
no_DT
obvious_JJ
resolution_NN
and_CC
not_XNOT
much_RB
of_IN
a_DT
final_JJ
act_NN
._.
when_CS
it_PP
is_BEZ
over_IN
whether_CS
anything_PN
has_HVZ
been_BEN
established_VBN
is_BEZ
open_JJ
to_TO
interpretation_NN
._.
perhaps_RB
that_CS
is_BEZ
better_JJR
than_CS
so_RB
many_DT
films_NNS
that_CS
make_VB
it_PP
all_PDT
to_IN
obvious_JJ
what_WDT
the_DT
audience_NN
should_MD
believe_VB
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
is_BEZ
like_IN
watching_VBG
a_DT
murder_NN
mystery_NN
and_CC
never_RB
finding_VBG
out_RP
who_NP
the_DT
killer_NN
is_BEZ
._.
we_PP
are_BER
given_VBN
clues_NNS
to_IN
something_PN
but_CC
they_PP
are_BER
never_RB
tied_VBN
up_RP
._.
in_IN
the_DT
end_NN
we_PP
just_RB
know_VB
more_DT
about_IN
both_PDT
arnold_NP
and_CC
furtwangler_NP
._.
the_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
basically_RB
a_DT
stage_NN
play_NN
._.
the_DT
visual_JJ
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
very_RB
important_JJ
._.
corners_NNS
are_BER
cut_VBN
visually_RB
including_IN
touches_NNS
like_IN
filling_VBG
windows_NNS
with_IN
photographs_NNS
to_IN
avoid_VB
having_HVG
to_TO
shoot_VB
on_IN
location_NN
._.
as_CS
with_IN
a_DT
stage_NN
play_NN
,_,
what_WDT
this_DT
film_NN
centers_NNS
on_IN
the_DT
dialog_NN
,_,
and_CC
that_CS
is_BEZ
intriguing_JJ
._.
i_PP
rate_NN
the_DT
film_NN
an_DT
4_CD
on_IN
the_DT
4_CD
to_IN
4_CD
scale_NN
and_CC
a_DT
high_JJ
+_SYM
4_CD
on_IN
the_DT
-4_???
to_IN
+_SYM
4_CD
scale_NN
._.
[_???
there_EX
is_BEZ
one_CD
piece_NN
of_IN
sloppiness_NN
few_DT
people_NN
but_CC
me_PP
would_MD
notice_VB
._.
at_IN
one_CD
point_NN
we_PP
clearly_RB
see_VB
arnold_NP
's_POS
desk_NN
calendar_NN
say_VB
"_"
jan_NP
16_CD
tues_???
._.
"_"
a_DT
quick_JJ
mental_JJ
calculation_NN
told_VBD
me_PP
that_CS
combination_NN
could_MD
occur_VB
in_IN
1951_CD
and_CC
then_RB
not_XNOT
again_RB
until_CS
1951_CD
._.
the_DT
events_NNS
had_HVD
to_TO
take_VB
place_NN
in_IN
1947_CD
or_CC
1947_CD
._.
a_DT
possible_JJ
date_NN
could_MD
be_BE
obtained_VBN
from_IN
any_DT
world_NN
almanac_???
._.
]_???
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