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GUSTAV SONATA, THE

Synopsis

Gustav Perle grows up in a small town in 'neutral' Switzerland, where the horrors of the Second World War seem a distant echo. His childhood is spent in lonely isolation, but an intense friendship with a boy of his own age, Anton Zwiebel, begins to define Gustav's life. Jewish and mercurial, a talented pianist, Anton fails to understand how deeply and irrevocably his life and Gustav's are entwined.