As Time Goes By in Shanghai

As Time Goes By in Shanghai

Deutschland 2011-2013, Dokumentarfilm

Inhalt

They have an exciting story behind them: pianist Jingyu Zhang, contrabassist Mingkang Li, saxophonist Jibin Sun, alto saxophonist Honglin Gao, trumpeter Mengqiang Lu, and drummer Zhengzhen Bao are the oldest jazz band in the world – the Peace Old Jazz Band. For over 30 years, they have been playing every night in the legendary Peace Hotel in Shanghai, the finest address in the city. On stage, they are at peak performance, with loud clashes and feverish melodies they defy the present which has lost sight of history in the glittering mega city of Shanghai. In the film, the six exceptional musicians reflect back on their eventful lives: in their wild youth, they jazzed their way through Shanghai's bars and saloons, they survived the Japanese occupation, the Communist cultural revolution, planned economy and the opening up toward the West. Over the decades, they have remained faithful to their love for jazz, for freedom and independence, which is exactly what jazz stands for. And the present is no less exciting than the past. The film goes on an adventurous journey with the elderly gentlemen and their resourceful manager: a trip to Europe to the most important jazz festival in the world in Rotterdam. Western decadence or departure to a modern and free future?

Source: 47. Hofer Filmtage 2013

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Uli Gaulke
Screenplay:Uli Gaulke (Konzept)
Director of photography:Axel Schneppat, Jörg Jeshel
Colour grading:Claudia Gittel
Editing:Uli Gaulke
Sound editor:Christos Sariannidis
Sound:Raimund von Scheibner
Audio mixing:Dominik Rätz, Raimund von Scheibner
Music:Ari Benjamin Meyers
Production company:Flying Moon Filmproduktion GmbH (Berlin)
in co-production with:Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln)
Producer:Helge Albers
Co-Producer:Sander Verdonk
Producer (TV):Jutta Krug
Line producer:Aemilia van Lent
Associate producer:Roshanak Behesht Nedjad, Ben Hopkins, Denis Wigman, Gertjan Langeland, Joanna Thompson, Johannes von Gwinner, Jan Kern, Lucas K. Law
Unit production manager:Sabine Glaeßner
Post-production:Philipp Weinrich
Shoot:06.2011-07.2011:
Original distributor:Neue Visionen Filmverleih GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), Media Programm der EU (Brüssel)
Length:93 min
Format:HD, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 27.09.2013, 141139, ohne Altersbeschränkung/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (CA): 01.05.2013, Toronto, Hot Docs Festival;
Kinostart (DE): 28.11.2013

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) As Time Goes By in Shanghai
Arbeitstitel (DE) Peace Old Jazz Band
Weiterer Titel (DE) Peace Old Jazz Band - World's Oldest Band

Versions

Original

Length:93 min
Format:HD, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 27.09.2013, 141139, ohne Altersbeschränkung/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (CA): 01.05.2013, Toronto, Hot Docs Festival;
Kinostart (DE): 28.11.2013