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The Silence Before Bach (2007)

Die Stille vor Bach (original title)
Blending historical reconstruction with very loosely linked 'dramatic' scenes and documentary sequences, the film constitutes a playful, painterly sequence of variations on the argument ... See full summary »

Director:

Pere Portabella
4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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

Blending historical reconstruction with very loosely linked 'dramatic' scenes and documentary sequences, the film constitutes a playful, painterly sequence of variations on the argument that Johann Sebastian changed the way the world hears thanks to his extraordinary ear for harmony.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

shower | subway | singer | piano | organ | See All (13) »

Genres:

Musical

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Connections

Referenced in General Report II. The New Abduction of Europe (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Prelude in A minor, BWV 543
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
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Ah, Bach
4 February 2008 | by crossbow0106See 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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Country:

Spain

Language:

French | Italian | Spanish | German | Catalan

Release Date:

21 December 2007 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR1,400,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$426,456
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Company Credits

Production Co:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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