Bruckners Entscheidung

Bruckners Entscheidung

Deutschland / Dänemark 1995, Spielfilm

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Bruckner′s Decision


Up until the age of 43, the fame of com-poser Anton Bruckner was little more than a vague promise. Although Bruck-ner felt irresistibly drawn to music, he always managed to find new excuses to forestall living out his creative ambitions. After having studied every imaginable aspect of music, he is faced with the most important decision of his life - whether to go to Vienna and compose his opus, or stay in his home town of Linz and remain an organist and teacher. The pressure of this decision plunges Bruckner into a nervous break down. Seeking rest at the spa of Bad Kreuzen, he meets a young German architect named Otto.

Bruckner′s story is told from the perspective of this character. The composer‚s struggle parallels the decision of the heart Otto has to make for or against his lover Sophia. The portrayal of their stay at the spa, with all its eccentric methods of treatment, is intersticed with flashbacks to Bruckner′s childhood: living at the Catholic boarding school of St. Florian′s monastery, his dream of becoming court organist to the throne in Mexico, his meeting Richard Wagner, the "maestro′s maestro", and his complicated and unfulfilled relationship to women.

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Credits

Director:Jan Schmidt-Garre
Screenplay:Jan Schmidt-Garre
Director of photography:Pascal Hoffmann
Editing:Edith Eisenstecken
Music:Anton Bruckner, Richard Wagner, Sebastián de Iradier
  
Cast: 
Markus ErtelthalnerBruckner als Kind
Klaus HadererBadediener Franz
Thomas BayrhofBadediener Ludwig
Rolf MuhleMaximilian Keyhl
Petra SchiemenzKellnerin
Rocco RussoTurnlehrer
Julia RegehrBadeschwester Josefine
Joachim BauerAnton Bruckner
Peter FrickeOttos Stimme
Peter von FontanoBruckners Stimme
Sophie von KesselSophia
Michael PantlPianist
Joachim KaiserRichard Wagner
  
Production company:Paris Media GmbH (München), Te Deum Media A/S (Kopenhagen)
Producer:Jan Schmidt-Garre

All Credits

Director:Jan Schmidt-Garre
Assistant director:Antje Harries
Screenplay:Jan Schmidt-Garre
Director of photography:Pascal Hoffmann
Assistant camera:Martin Lorenz, Nino Neuboeck
2nd Camera unit:Wedigo von Schultzendorff
Still photography:Scott Kuckler
Lighting design:Reinhold Tlicker, Michael Koudelka, Leander Hillmann
Production design:Brian Cribbon
Set design:Sascha Groß
Prop master:Benjamin Kromayer, Gita Nouraumi
Construction manager:Franz Schönbauer, Christian Troschke
Make-up artist:Brigitte Frank, Katharina Pade, Beate Hoffmann
Costume design:Sascha Groß
Editing:Edith Eisenstecken
Assistant editor:Evi Oberkofler
Sound:Michael >Wolly< Wollmann
Sound assistant:Richard Lehmann
Music recording:Hartmut Tscharke
Synch sound:Karl-Heinz Peters
Foley artist:Barbara Ramelow, Mel Kutbay
Audio mixing:Bruno Brunner, Martin Schalow
Sound (other):Thomas Kopriva (Vertonung)
Music:Anton Bruckner, Richard Wagner, Sebastián de Iradier
  
Cast: 
Markus ErtelthalnerBruckner als Kind
Klaus HadererBadediener Franz
Thomas BayrhofBadediener Ludwig
Rolf MuhleMaximilian Keyhl
Petra SchiemenzKellnerin
Rocco RussoTurnlehrer
Julia RegehrBadeschwester Josefine
Joachim BauerAnton Bruckner
Peter FrickeOttos Stimme
Peter von FontanoBruckners Stimme
Sophie von KesselSophia
Michael PantlPianist
Joachim KaiserRichard Wagner
  
Production company:Paris Media GmbH (München), Te Deum Media A/S (Kopenhagen)
in association with:Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF)/Arte (Mainz), Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München (HFF) (München), Danmarks Radio (DR) (Kopenhagen), Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) (Mainz)
Producer:Jan Schmidt-Garre
Producer (TV):Gabriele Faust
Unit production manager:Rolf Herrmann, Dietrich Pröhl, Ulla Möller
Location manager:Tania Utrecht
Production assistant:Wolfgang Krautter, Eva Meiß
Distributor:Paris Media GmbH (München)
Funding:FTA, GRECO, Prämie des BMI, Bayerische Landeszentrale für Neue Medien (München), Media Programm der EU (Brüssel), Bayerische Film- und Fernsehförderung (LfA) (München)
Length:909 m, 83 min
Format:16mm, 1:1,37
Picture/Sound:s/w, Dolby Stereo SR
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 22.08.1995, 73681, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:TV-Erstsendung (DE FR): 20.03.1996, Arte

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Originaltitel (DE) Bruckners Entscheidung

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Length:909 m, 83 min
Format:16mm, 1:1,37
Picture/Sound:s/w, Dolby Stereo SR
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 22.08.1995, 73681, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:TV-Erstsendung (DE FR): 20.03.1996, Arte
 

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