Mein Name ist Bach

Mein Name ist Bach

Deutschland / Schweiz 2002/2003, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Jagged Harmonies - Bach vs. Frederick II

Everyone knows Johann Sebastian Bach. Everyone knows Frederick the Great of Prussia. But hardly anyone knows they met... During one week in May 1747, the King of Music and the King of Prussia come together: two worlds that intersect in a sparkling counterpoint of awe and envy, hope and disillusion.

Visiting one of his sons in Potsdam, Bach is ordered to the royal court, where he meets the brilliant, gifted young monarch who acknowledges genius in others yet cannot bear to have it overshadow his own. The faithful court composer Quantz has accepted these limits, but not the king′s lively and talented young sister Amalia, who yearns for freedom – and burns with passion for Bach′s defiant eldest son. As Bach′s visit unfolds, genius and power strip themselves of convention and engage in a spirited, sensual battle of egos accompanied by the jagged harmonies and soulful dissonances of an inner music.
"Jagged Harmonies" is an intense portrait of two larger-than-life personalities – Johann Sebastian Bach and Frederick the Great. Inspired by a true occurrence, the film relates the tempestuous encounter of a musician and a king, of a father and a son.

Source: German films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Director:Dominique de Rivaz
Assistant director:Anne Drees
Script supervisor:Sylvie Michel
Screenplay:Dominique de Rivaz, Jean-Luc Bourgeois, Leo Raat, Antoine Jaccoud (Beratung)
Story:Jean-Luc Bourgeois
Director of photography:Ciro Cappellari
Assistant camera:Olivier Porchet
Clapper loader:David Hornig, Joachim Haller
2nd Camera unit:Francisco Dominguez
Steadycam operator:Peter Velciov
Still photography:Stephanie Kulbach
Lighting design:Thomas von Klier
Set design:Lothar Holler (Szenenbild)
Property master:Manfred Geber
Stand-by props:Gracia Janowicz
Construction manager:Volker Vahl
Make-up artist:Jakob Peier, Jekaterina Oertel
Costume design:Britta Krähe, Regina Tiedeken, Friederike von Wedel-Parlow
Hairdresser:Angela Jäckli
Editing:Isabel Meier
Assistant editor:Petra Gräwe
Sound editor:Lisa Geffken-Reinhard (Dialoge)
Sound design:Stefan Busch
Sound:Ingrid Städeli, Hugo Poletti
Sound assistant:Matteo De Pellegrini
Foley artist:Laurent Lévy
Audio mixing:François Musy, Gabriel Hafner
Casting:Simone Bär
Music:Frédéric Devreese
  
Cast: 
Vadim GlownaJohann Sebastian Bach
Jürgen VogelKönig Friedrich II. von Preußen
Anatole TaubmanFriedemann Bach
Paul HerwigCarl Phillip Emanuel Bach
Karoline HerfurthPrinzessin Amalia
Detlev BuckZollbeamter
Gilles TschudiSekretär Goltz
Philippe VuilleumierProfessor Quantz
Bernard LiêgmeLakai Stumm
Antje WestermannJohanna Bach
Michel CasagneVoltaire
Hans-Michael RehbergMedicur
Joachim TomaschewskyHofarzt
  
Production company:Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion GmbH (Berlin), Pandora Filmproduktion GmbH (Köln), CAB Productions S.A. (Lausanne)
in co-production with:Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln), Télévision de la Suisse romande (TSR) (Genf), SRG SSR idée suisse (Bern), Arte G.E.I.E. (Straßburg)
Producer:Thanassis Karathanos, Karl Baumgartner, Gérard Ruey, Uta Ganschow, Jean-Louis Porchet
Producer (TV):Andrea Hanke, Eric Morfaux, Andreas Schreitmüller, Philippe Berthet, Tiziana Mona
Executive producer:Thanassis Karathanos
Line producer:Milanka Comfort
Location manager:Thomas Král
Shoot:09.07.2002-05.09.2002: Leipzig, Dessau, Dresden, Umgebung von Berlin; Studio Potsdam-Babelsberg
Original distributor:Pegasos Filmverleih und Produktions GmbH (Köln + Frankfurt am Main)
Funding:Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH (MDM) (Leipzig), Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (Potsdam), Bundesamt für Kultur des Eidgenössischen Department des Innern (EDI) (Bern), Suissimage (Bern)
Length:2702 m, 99 min
Format:Super16mm - Blow-Up 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Dolby SR
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 16.02.2004, 96993, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (CH): 08.08.2003, Locarno, IFF;
Erstaufführung (DE): 27.01.2004, Saarbrücken, Max-Ophüls-Preis;
Kinostart (DE): 08.04.2004;
TV-Erstsendung: 05.05.2006, Arte

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Originaltitel (DE CH) Mein Name ist Bach
Arbeitstitel Mein Name ist Bach, Johann Sebastian Bach

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Length:2702 m, 99 min
Format:Super16mm - Blow-Up 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Dolby SR
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 16.02.2004, 96993, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (CH): 08.08.2003, Locarno, IFF;
Erstaufführung (DE): 27.01.2004, Saarbrücken, Max-Ophüls-Preis;
Kinostart (DE): 08.04.2004;
TV-Erstsendung: 05.05.2006, Arte
 

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