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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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Cast

Cast overview:
Stephan Knüpfer Stephan Knüpfer ... Himself
Pierre-Laurent Aimard Pierre-Laurent Aimard ... Pianist
Lang Lang ... Pianist
Till Fellner Till Fellner ... Pianist
Christoph Koller Christoph Koller ... Himself
Alfred Brendel Alfred Brendel ... Pianist
Ian Bostridge Ian Bostridge ... Tenor
Hyung-Ki Joo Hyung-Ki Joo ... Himself (as Richard Hyung-Ki Joo)
Christoph Claßen Christoph Claßen ... Himself
Tobias Lehmann Tobias Lehmann ... Himself
Marita Prohmann Marita Prohmann ... Herself
Rudolf Buchbinder Rudolf Buchbinder ... Pianist
Aleksey Igudesman 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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Documentary | Music

Certificate:

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Country:

Austria | Germany

Language:

German | English

Release Date:

4 November 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

PianoMania See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,238, 27 May 2011

Gross USA:

$48,349
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Company Credits

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OVALmedia, Wildart Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (35 mm version)| Color (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Much better than expected!
17 July 2010 | by heinkonijnSee 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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