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The Silence Before Bach (2007)

Die Stille vor Bach (original title)
Johann Sebastian Bach llega con su familia a Leipzig para ocupar el puesto de cantor en la Escuela de Santo Tomás. Trabajador aplicado y devoto, su posición social y laboral dista de ser ... See full synopsis »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Christian Atanasiu ...
Mayordomo
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Vendedor de pianos
George-Christoph Biller ...
Himself
Christian Brembeck ...
J. S. Bach
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Camioner (as Àlex Brendemühl)
Georgina Cardona ...
Violonchelista
Lucien Dekoster ...
Afinador de pianos
Beatriz Ferrer-Salat ...
Amazona
José Pedro García Balada ...
(as J. Pedro García Balada)
Gertrud Kossler ...
Clienta
Bert Kripstädt ...
Camarero
Lina Lambert ...
Madre de Mendelssohn
Daniel Ligorio ...
F. Mendelssohn
Jordi Llordella ...
Amigo de Mendelssohn
Ferran Ruiz ...
Hijo de Bach
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Johann Sebastian Bach llega con su familia a Leipzig para ocupar el puesto de cantor en la Escuela de Santo Tomás. Trabajador aplicado y devoto, su posición social y laboral dista de ser privilegiada; pero su fama como compositor e intérprete crece exponencialmente a lo largo de su vida y trasciende su muerte, siendo en la actualidad tanto un referente cultural como un icono popular.

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21 December 2007 (Spain)  »

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The Silence Before Bach  »

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€1,400,000 (estimated)
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Referenced in Informe general II. El nou rapte d'Europa (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
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A Dreamy Allegory Of Bach's Influence On Life
8 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the most recent work by the Catalan film maker,Pere Portabella. Although I've never seen his previous body of work, if it's any thing like this, I would love to see them (which would be a chore,as Portabella adamantly refuses to have any of his films released in any video form). 'Die Stille Vir Bach' is a meditation on life & how it's connected to classical music. It consists of a series of inter connected images, but with a fragmented narrative (it reminded me of some of the films of Luis Bunuel). The film is cast with relative unknowns (at least unknown on this continent). It would be recommended to lovers of classical music,or surrealist/experimental/avant garde cinema.


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