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TRIP TO ASIA - THE QUEST FOR HARMONY

Germany, 2008 (MIFF 2008, Documentaries)

Director: Thomas Grube

TRIP TO ASIA - THE QUEST FOR HARMONY

“There are as many different kinds of people in this orchestra as you can imagine. And each one of them is looking for something that fits. We are on a quest for harmony.” - principal conductor Sir Simon Rattle

In the 125 years of its existence the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra has performed for audiences around the world. Today the orchestra features 126 musicians, each of them masters of their trade and each bringing a unique personality and ability to the group. With unparalleled insight into the workings of the orchestra, and its traditions, rules and passion, Trip to Asia - The Quest for Harmony follows this unique society of musicians as they work through the pressures, constraints and joys of an Asian tour.

D/S Thomas Grube P Uwe Dierks, Thomas Grube, Andrea Thilo WS Boomtown Media International L German, English, Spanish, Chinese w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2008/108mins

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