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The Silence Before Bach (2007)

Die Stille vor Bach (original title)
Johann Sebastian Bach llega con su familia a Leipzig para ocupar el puesto de cantor en la Escuela de Santo Tomás... See full synopsis »


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Credited cast:
Christian Atanasiu ...
Vendedor de pianos
George-Christoph Biller ...
Christian Brembeck ...
Camioner (as Àlex Brendemühl)
Georgina Cardona ...
Lucien Dekoster ...
Afinador de pianos
Beatriz Ferrer-Salat ...
José Pedro García Balada ...
(as J. Pedro García Balada)
Gertrud Kossler ...
Bert Kripstädt ...
Lina Lambert ...
Madre de Mendelssohn
Daniel Ligorio ...
F. Mendelssohn
Jordi Llordella ...
Amigo de Mendelssohn
Ferran Ruiz ...
Hijo de Bach


Johann Sebastian Bach llega con su familia a Leipzig para ocupar el puesto de cantor en la Escuela de Santo Tomás... See full synopsis »

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21 December 2007 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

The Silence Before Bach  »

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€1,400,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Referenced in Informe general II. El nou rapte d'Europa (2015) See more »


Goldberg Variations
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
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Ah, Bach
4 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is a series of vignettes, some scripted, some documentary style, of people who have been influenced by Bach's music or are playing it. It weaves in and out between fictional and not, and at first seems to have no form until you realize that some of these episodes are interrelated. At those times, the film has a cohesion that is very welcome. If you are not a classical music fan or you have no interest in this director's work, you/d probably not want to watch this film, as it is a story told in music and voice about Bach. Interestingly enough, it is not about the life of Bach, just the influence of his music. The acting is fine, but not the reason you'll watch this film. Above all, you're hearing genius, and that makes the film worthwhile.

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