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The Silence Before Bach (2007)

12/21/2007 (ES) Drama 1h 42m
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This latest feature from the eccentrically experimental Catalan director Portabella is a beautiful, sometimes faintly bonkers celebration and contemplation of the role Bach’s music plays in the world today. 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.

  1. Pere Portabella

    Director, Writer

  2. Xavier Abertí


  3. Carles Santos


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  1. Alex Brendemühl

    Alex Brendemühl


  2. Féodor Atkine

    Féodor Atkine

    Vendedor de pianos

  3. Christian Brembeck

    J. S. Bach

  4. Daniel Ligorio

    F. Mendelssohn

  5. Georg C. Biller


  6. Antonio Serrano

    Acompañante del camionero

  7. Ferrán Ruiz

    Hijo de Bach

  8. Georgina Cardona


  9. Christian Atanasiu


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The Silence Before Bach

Original Title Die Stille vor Bach

Status Released

Original Language German

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