The Silence Before Bach (Die Stille vor Bach)

Rated NR 102 minutes 2008

Looks at the profound relationship between image and music where the latter is not merely conceived as subsidiary to the image but as a subject of the narration in its own right. It springs from a previously defined musical structure, and the soundtrack feeds on works by J.S. Bach and two of Felix Mendelssohn's sonatas; a promenade through the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries led by the hand of J.S. Bach.

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Director: Pere Portabella

Writer: Xavier Albertí and Pere Portabella

Producer: Pere Portabella

Cast: Christian Atanasiu, Féodor Atkine, George-Christoph Biller, Christian Brembeck, Alex Brendemühl, Georgina Cardona, Beatriz Ferrer-Salat, Gertrud Kossler, Bert Kripstädt and Lina Lambert

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