Trip to Asia - Die Suche nach dem Einklang

Trip to Asia - Die Suche nach dem Einklang

Deutschland 2005-2008, Dokumentarfilm

Inhalt

Trip to Asia - The Quest for Harmony
Enter the world of the Berlin Philharmonic orchestra: 126 musicians, all of them masters of their craft, each with their own unique personalities, who must come together to channel their individual skills to create the orchestra′s distinctive sound, and harness their virtuosity for the good of the whole. The dichotomies of tradition and innovation, individual ego and community are revealed. One of the world′s leading orchestras is a closed society that observes its own laws and traditions – an island, a democratic microcosm, almost without precedent in the music world – whose social structure and cohesion is not only founded on a common love for music but also informed by the pressure to perform, competition and constraints. Never before in its 125-year-old history have the musicians in this orchestra permitted such intimate and exclusive access to their world.

This film accompanies the Berlin Philharmonic orchestra and its conductor Sir Simon Rattle on a concert tour to Beijing, Seoul, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei and Tokyo – taking with them the music of Thomas Adès′ "Asyla", Beethovens "Eroica" and Richard Strauss′ "A Hero′s Life". The trip to these six pulsating Asian metropolises lasts several weeks. It is a journey poised between curiosity, passion and exhaustion, during which the diverse motivations and personalities of this unique musical community become visible. In this documentary, the orchestra′s members talk remarkably candidly and perceptively about their lives, their doubts and the pleasures of performing; about friendship and competition, and the musician′s career from nervewracking trial period to the painful process of stepping down, as well as the desire for harmony and fulfilment – encapsulated in one powerful moment during a concert before an audience of 30,000 in Taipei.

Source: 58. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Thomas Grube
Assistant director:Lukas Macher
Screenplay:Thomas Grube (Konzept)
Director of photography:Anthony Dod Mantle, René Dame, Alberto Venzago, Stefan Ciupek
Assistant camera:Tommy Mann
2nd Camera unit:Holger Braune
Optical effects:Vera Jeske (Colorist), Florian Olbrecht, Andrei Dimitriu
Title:Anne Butschek
Editing:Martin Hoffmann
Assistant editor:Emmelie Mansée
Sound design:Tom Korr, Simon Stockhausen
Sound:Pascal Capitolin, Bernd von Bassewitz, Klaus-Peter Gross, Kai Mielisch, Andreas Prescher (2. Stab)
Sound assistant:Albrecht Leu
Foley artist:Carsten Richter
Audio mixing:Tom Korr, Florian Beck, Robert Jäger
Music:Simon Stockhausen
Source music:Richard Strauß ("Ein Heldenleben"), Ludwig van Beethoven ("3. Symphonie - Eroica"), Thoma Adès (Asyla")
Conductor:Simon Rattle
Music performer:Berliner Philharmoniker (Berlin)
Participation:Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker (Berlin), Martin Stegner
Production company:Boomtown Media GmbH & Co. KG (Berlin)
in association with:Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) (Mainz), British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) (London)
Producer:Uwe Dierks, Thomas Grube, Andrea Thilo
Producer (TV):Anca-Monica Pandelea, Alan Yentob
Producer:So-Hee Kim (Seoul), On Chu Chen (Hongkong), Patrick Mao Huang (Taipei), Richard Kipnis (Tokio)
Line producer:Peter Hermann, Marc Wächter
Associate producer:Olav Wagner
Unit production manager:Kai Bernhard Schmidt, Yingli Ma (Peking, Schanghai), Jeong-Min Bae (Seoul), Sam Kong (Hongkong), Vigo Fan (Taipei), Michael Barlow (Tokio)
Location manager:Axel Johannis
Post-production:Undine Simmang (Überwachung), Caroline Päthke (Überwachung)
Shoot:20.11.2005-18.01.2006: Berlin, Peking, Shanghai, Taipei, Seoul, Hongkong, Tokio
Original distributor:Piffl Medien GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin)
Length:3059 m, 108 min
Format:HD - überspielt auf 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 09.01.2008, 112724, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 12.02.2008, Berlin, IFF - Berlinale Special;
Kinostart (DE): 28.02.2008

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Trip to Asia - Die Suche nach dem Einklang
Weiterer Titel (DE) Trip to Asia - The Quest for Harmony

Versions

Original

Length:3059 m, 108 min
Format:HD - überspielt auf 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 09.01.2008, 112724, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 12.02.2008, Berlin, IFF - Berlinale Special;
Kinostart (DE): 28.02.2008