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Pianomania (2009)

Unrated | | Documentary, Music | 4 November 2011 (USA)
Pianomania follows Stefan Knüpfer, a piano tuner from Steinway and his famous clients Lang Lang, Brendel, Buchbinder and Pierre-Laurent Aimard as they search for the perfect pitch. Truly an... See full summary »

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Stephan Knüpfer ...
Himself
Pierre-Laurent Aimard ...
Pianist
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Pianist
Till Fellner ...
Pianist
Christoph Koller ...
Himself
Alfred Brendel ...
Pianist
Ian Bostridge ...
Tenor
Hyung-Ki Joo ...
Himself (as Richard Hyung-Ki Joo)
Christoph Claßen ...
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Tobias Lehmann ...
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Marita Prohmann ...
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Rudolf Buchbinder ...
Pianist
Aleksey Igudesman ...
Himself
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Pianomania follows Stefan Knüpfer, a piano tuner from Steinway and his famous clients Lang Lang, Brendel, Buchbinder and Pierre-Laurent Aimard as they search for the perfect pitch. Truly an unusual and entertaining peek behind the curtain at the world's great concert halls. Written by Cibis & Franck

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€400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,238 (USA) (27 May 2011)

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$48,349 (USA) (13 January 2012)
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Much better than expected!
17 July 2010 | by (Wellington, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I watched this documentary exactly one week ago at the NZ IFF in Auckland. It's been on my mind ever since! It's a slow paced documentary about a piano tuner working in Vienna with some (very famous?) pianists playing Bach, Mozard, Berlioz etc. One of them is a very perfectionist pianist, but funny at the same time.

As said it is slow paced, but has many funny moments. I never knew tuning a (grand) piano was so complicated, but after watching this docu I really admire his skill, not only technical but his people skill as well.

I recommend seeing this documentary, the theatre was almost sold out when I watched it and everyone there really seemed to enjoy it.

It is mostly in German, but is partly in English as well.


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