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Chronicles the Fifth International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs, hosted by The Van Cliburn Foundation... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 
Henri Robert Delbeau ... Himself
Mark Fuller ... Himself
Clark Griffith ... Himself
Ken Iisaka ... Himself
Slava Levin ... Himself
Drew Mays ... Himself
Suzanna Perez ... Herself
Richard Rodzinski ... Himself
Esfir Ross ... Herself
Kathy Trafton ... Herself

Directed by
Alex Rotaru 
 
Produced by
Matt Cooper .... executive producer
Lori Miller .... producer
Ronnie Planalp .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Brian O'Connell 
Adrian Popescu 
 
Film Editing by
Harrison Engle 
Drew Kilcoin 
 
Production Management
Marie-Hélène Riverain .... production manager
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Olivia Giachino .... assistant camera
Brandon Knieper .... additional cinematography
Philip Pelphrey .... camera operator
 

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Riveting, touching - and tremendously funny, 24 February 2009
Author: mona-nicoara from Brooklyn, NY

I saw this film in New York together with a large audience that was roaring with laughter. The characters are impeccably selected, every shot is delightfully planned and composed, and the editing is intelligent and fast-paced. The filmmakers show tremendous compassion and admiration for their subjects, while keeping the film light, quirky, and funny. Combine that with a deep understanding not only of classical music, but also of the vagaries of human destiny, and you've got a pretty difficult balancing act.The fact that, after laughing with the characters for almost two hours, the New York audience rose to its feet to give a hero's welcome to the finalists of the competition, who were in attendance, is a testament to the filmmakers' ability to pull this balancing act flawlessly.

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