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Conny Plank - The Potential of Noise (2017)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 28 September 2017 (Germany)
In the 70s and 80s, artists such as Kraftwerk, David Bowie, Brian Eno, Gianna Nannini, Ultravox and the Eurythmics queued to record in Conny Plank's studio, a farmhouse near Cologne.
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Credited cast:
Gerald V. Casale Gerald V. Casale ... (as Gerald Casale)
Gianna Nannini
Jaz Coleman Jaz Coleman
Hans-Joachim Roedelius Hans-Joachim Roedelius
Daniel Miller Daniel Miller
Fred Chichin Fred Chichin ... (as Frédéric Chichin)
Conny Plank Conny Plank
Annette Humpe Annette Humpe
Holger Czukay Holger Czukay
Jalil Hutchins Jalil Hutchins
David M. Allen David M. Allen
Carmen Knöbel Carmen Knöbel
Arno Steffen Arno Steffen
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Conny Plank was one of the most innovative sound experimentalists, producing recordings that revolutionized music that still is as valid as ever. He became a hub in the new German sounds. Producer, sound engineer and musician covering a wide range of genres including progressive, avant-garde, electronic music and krautrock. Dying at only 47, Plank left behind a wife, actress Christa Fast and a 13-year-old-son, Stephan. Now, 20 years on, Stephan sets out to find his father, the film taking a journey through music history as well as around the world, to give an unusually intimate and emotional view of the artists, their work with Conny Plank and the many musical traces he left behind. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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28 September 2017 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Conny Plank: Mein Vater der Klangvisionär See more »

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EUR500,000 (estimated)
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