THE SOUND OF MUSIC tells the story of a young postulate, Maria who--after proving too high-spirited for the Mother Abess and other nuns--is sent off to work as a governess to seven unruly children. The Von Trapp family is run, in military style, by the seemingly cold-hearted Captain Von Trapp, a lonely widowed naval officer. Seeing how badly he and his children need companionship, he proposes to the Baroness Schraeder, a calculating, mutual friend of beloved family friend Max Detweiler. It is the baroness who soon realises that it's Maria--with her warmth and love for the children--the captain really loves. It is nearly bliss for the newly formed family who loves to sing together - except for the cloud looming over their beloved Austrian horizon: Hitler is ascending to power, forcing Von Trapp to decide whether to join the Nazi party - which he loathes - or force his family to leave their home forever.
Release Date: 08 November 2010
Certificate: U - Universal - Suitable for all
Sound: Dolby Digital
Running Time: 167 minutes
Production Year: 1965
Main Language: English
More drama needed to the proceedings
When you consider that a human armageddon was just round the corner, I find it bordering on bad taste to have a cast straight from Mary Poppins without a care in the world.