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Songlines (1989)

Collection of short films each based on a track from the album "The Breathtaking Blue" by the German band "Alphaville".
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Credited cast:
Mladen Andrejevic Mladen Andrejevic ... (video 'Heaven or Hell')
Mikael Bertelsen Mikael Bertelsen ... (video 'Summer Rain') (as Michael Bertelsen)
Branko Cvejic Branko Cvejic ... (video 'Heaven or Hell')
Sofie Gråbøl ... (video 'Summer Rain') (as Sophie Craboll)
Ty Halmschlag Ty Halmschlag ... (video 'Ariana')
Mirjana Jokovic ... (video "For a Million")
Frano Lasic Frano Lasic ... (video 'Heaven or Hell')
Zarko Lausevic Zarko Lausevic ... (video 'For a Million')
Damjana Luthar Damjana Luthar ... (video "Heaven or Hell")
Kristen Lyons Kristen Lyons ... (video 'Mysteries of Love')
Terry Serio ... (video 'Mysteries of Love')
Noah Taylor ... (video 'Romeos')
Milica Tomic Milica Tomic ... (video "Heaven or Hell")
Tatjana Vencelovski Tatjana Vencelovski ... (as Tanya Venchalovska)
Bart Willoughby Bart Willoughby ... (video 'Mysteries of Love')
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Collection of short films each based on a track from the album "The Breathtaking Blue" by the German band "Alphaville".

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Superb collection of independent movies set to the music of Alphaville!
12 July 2005 | by Mike CarrollSee all my reviews

With the Songlines project, top German group Alphaville handed over tracks from their third album The Breathtaking Blue to a number of highly-acclaimed independent movie directors, and basically said "Make whatever movie this song inspires in you." The results are stunning; even if you're not a fan of the group's music, the nine movies in the collection are well worth viewing... There's a great variety of different styles: Susanne Bier's "Summer Rain" is composed of a sequence of black and white photos, "Middle of the Riddle by Christoph & Wolfgang Lauenstein is a stop-motion movie (which, renamed "Balance", went on to win an Oscar for best short feature), "Patricia's Park" was created by Godfrey Reggio by carefully cutting together footage from his award-winning movies Koyanisquatsi and Powaqqatsi. Alex Proyas (The Crow, Dark City and I, Robot) directed "Mysteries of Love".

Unfortunately, despite very positive previews and reviews, Alphaville's record company chose to release Songlines without any publicity, so very few people have seen it. Surely it's time it was released on DVD?


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