30.09. - 09.10.2021

Musical Chairs USA 2011 | 102 min | OV | Colour | FF 2012

Susan Seidelman

The breakthrough for Susan Seidelman (*1952) as a director came with Desperately Seeking Susan (1985). In recent years, she has mainly worked on TV series such as Sex and the City, for which she directed the pilot.

rated for 0 + years
Dancing in and with a wheelchair -- impossible? By no means, as this moving love story of Mia and Armado shows. She is a teacher at the dance studio where he is the caretaker. They get to know each better through their shared passion for dance, but only fall in love when Mia ends up in a wheelchair following a car accident. Armado looks after his girlfriend devotedly and tries everything to revive her love of life. After a lot of effort, he manages to persuade her and a group of other convalescent patients -- an Irak war veteran, a transsexual and a punk -- to take part in a dance competition for wheelchair users.A turbulent training programme begins.

Original title: Musical Chairs
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: English
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Susan Seidelman
Screenplay: Marty Madden
Cast: Leah Pipes, E.J. Bonilla, Pricilla Lopez, Jaime Tirelli, Laverne Cox
Producer: Janet Carrus, Joey Dedio
Director of Photography: Stephen Kazmierski
Music: Mario Grigorov
Production Design: Susan Block
Editor: Keiko Deguchi
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: HDCam
German Distributor:
World Sales: Outsider Pictures
Production: Dream Dance Films


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