30.09. - 09.10.2021

Sad Songs of Happiness Germany 2014 | 82 min | OV | Colour | FF 2014

Constanze Knoche

Since completing her studies, CONSTANZE KNOCHE (*1975) has worked as a freelance director for broadcasters including rbb and ZDF. In 2014, her film Sad Songs of Happiness was shown at FILMFEST HAMBURG.

rated for 0 + years
Rita, Hiba and Tamar, Palestinian pupils at a German school in East Jerusalem have been having singing lessons for the past two years and their teacher has now entered them for the renowned competition "Jugend musiziert". The girls now face an exciting few months: from their everyday world of conflict, their path now takes them first to the regional heats in Istanbul and then to Germany for the final. All three girls are good enough to reach the last stages. But will they manage to beat the competition? A moving portrait of the personality-building power of music -- and the will never to give up.
Original title: Sad Songs of Happiness
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language:
Section: 16:9
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Constanze Knoche
Screenplay: Constanze Knoche, Leis Bagdach
Producer: Leis Bagdach
Director of Photography: Kirsten Weingarten
Music: Felix Andriessens
Production Design:
Editor: Kai Minierski
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor: Milena Bonse
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales:
Production: Neufilm UG Berlin im Auftrag des ZDF - Das Kleine Fernsehspiel
Contact: Leis Bagdach, Neufilm UG Berlin:


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