We already knew how difficult it remains (after all these years) to what to think from Furtwangler's activities in wartime Germany.
The originality of this documentary is that it focus not on the conductor, but rather on the orchestra (Berliner Philharmoniker) itself.
And the result is that you get confused. Make no mistake: Enrique Sanchez Lansch work is very good throughout and you get a lot to think about (you certainly will want to repeat it at least once). But what you don't get is any help to make a judgement. You have to do so all by yourself and this is one of the biggest merits of this DVD.
So why not five stars? Well... it could never receive five stars, you know. As it is stated on the leaflet, this film should have been produced long ago. At time it was made only two wartime musicians remained alive. Their contribution was certainly revealing (Bastiaan was in his nineties!), but you would expect more.
Nevertheless this is a unique documentary. A must-have for all those interested on the Third Reich and classical music.