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Allan Corduner

Born in Sweden to a German mother and a Ukrainian-Finnish father, Allan Corduner grew up in a secular Jewish home in London. He made his feature film debut inYentl with Barbra Streisand and Mandy Patinkin and has worked extensively in theatre, TV (“Homeland”, “Ridley Road”) and over 50 feature films, including Tár with Cate Blanchett. He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Sir Arthur Sullivan in Mike Leigh’s Topsy Turvy.
Precious Goods
Winter 1942: a train passes through a forest in Eastern Europe. destination unknown. Twin babies are aboard, only one is rescued. In the forest in a clearing beside the railway-line a poor woodcutter’ s wife is foraging for firewood in the snow, all she has ever wanted is a child…have the gods answered her prayers? Based on the 2019 publishing sensation The Most Precious of Cargoes by French writer Jean-Claude Grumberg, the ...