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CONNY PLANK - THE POTENTIAL OF NOISE

CONNY PLANK - THE POTENTIAL OF NOISE
© Reto Caduff

Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 02/2016

In the 70s and 80s, artists such as Kraftwerk, David Bowie, Brian Eno, Gianna Nannini, Ultravox and the Eurythmics queued to record in Conny Plank's studio, a farmhouse near Cologne. Plank, one of the most innovative sound experimentalists, produced recordings that revolutionized music and are still as valid as ever.

Dying at only 47, Plank left behind a wife, actress Christa Fast and a 13-year-old-son, Stephan. Now, 20 years on, Stephan sets out to find his father, the film taking a journey through music history as well as around the world, to give an unusually intimate and emotional view of the artists, their work with Conny Plank and the many musical traces he left behind.
Genre Music
Category Documentary
Directors Reto Caduff, Stephan Plank
Screenplay Ziska Riemann, Reto Caduff, Stephan Plank
Cinematography Frank Griebe
Cast Gianna Nannini, Dave Stewart, Annie Lennox, The Scorpions, Daniel Miller
Producer Milena Fessmann
Production Company Sugar Town Filmproduktion, in co-production with Zischlermann Filmproduktion/Berlin, cine plus Filmproduktion, in cooperation with WDR, ARTE
Original Version
 English, German
Shooting Dates December 2015-March 2016
Festivals Ji.hlava 2017, SXSW 2018
With backing from BKM, German Federal Film Board, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, German Federal Film Fund
German Distributor Salzgeber & Co. Medien/Berlin

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