Bach in Brazil
OT: Bach in Brazil
Ansgar Ahlers // Germany, Brazil, 2015
Fiction Feature // FF2015
Former music teacher Marten Brückling (Edgar Selge) receives the news that he has inherited an original page of manuscript by the son of Johann Sebastian Bach from a childhood friend who emigrated to Brazil. Urged by his former colleague Marianne (Franziska Walser) Brückling flies to Ouro Preto, a colourful baroque town in the Brazilian mountains. Shortly before he sets off on his return journey, his luggage is stolen, containing all his papers and the Bach manuscript. The only person who speaks German is Candido, who works in the young offenders’ centre and who will help him on one condition: Brückling should give the inmates music lessons. At first, the teacher hesitates, but then starts practising Bach with the young criminals. Then his luggage turns up again and Brückling’s old life catches up with him. Bach in Brazil is a whimsical feel-good comedy about second chances and unexpected new beginnings.
DirectorANSGAR AHLERS (*1975) founded the production company forseesense in 1999. His full-length debut Bach in Brazil won both the Bernhard Wicki Prize and the NDR Film Prize for Newcomers at the Emden-Norderney International Film Festival.
Bach in Brazil
OV with German subtitles
Ansgar Ahlers, Soeren Menning
Edgar Selge, Franziska Walser, Peter Lohmeyer, Helene Grass, George Lenz, Hans Peter Korff, Aldri da Anunciação, Stephan Nercessian, Thais Garayp, Pablo Vinicius, Dhonata Augusto
Alexander Thies, Clemens Schaeffer, Leonardo M. Barros, Eliana Soárez
NFP marketing & distribution GmbH
Buena Vista International
NFP*; Conspiraçao Filmes; Miravista; Forseesense
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