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Testimony [DVD] [1987]

Release Date:07/25/2006
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    Ben Kingsley stars as celebrated Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich in this lengthy historical biography. Along with Prokofiev, Shostakovich is considered among the elite of the 20th-century composers to emerge from his country. Striving to be true to his art form, the composer was caught in the political crossfire of the Stalin regime and was criticized for being politically ambiguous. Under constant pressure, Shostakovich silenced many of his critics when he remained in Leningrad during the Nazi siege to complete his stirring 7th symphony. Terrence Rigby plays Stalin, with Ronald Pickup as the ill-fated Soviet official Tukhachevsky, another of Stalin's many victims. Shostakovich lived until 1975. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Ben Kingsley
      Ben Kingsley - Dmitri Shostakovich
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      Sherry Baines - Nina Shostakovich
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      Mark Asquith - Maxim Shostakovich
    • Terence Rigby
      Terence Rigby - Stalin
    • Ronald Pickup
      Ronald Pickup - Marshall Tukhachevsky

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