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TRIP TO ASIA - THE QUEST FOR HARMONY (TRIP TO ASIA - DIE SUCH NACH DEM EINKLANG)

TRIP TO ASIA - THE QUEST FOR HARMONY
TRIP TO ASIA - THE QUEST FOR HARMONY (photo © A. Knapp)

TRIP TO ASIA - THE QUEST FOR HARMONY tells the story of the struggle between the individual and community, the timeless search for harmony within oneself and with one‘s neighbors: A unique musical excursion into the overlapping spheres of melancholy, enthusiasm, loneliness and yearning, an adventure told through fascinating cinematic imagery brought together with a dynamic sound and musical experience that creates this universal story of humankind and society into a breathtaking motion picture experience.

Director Thomas Grube and his accomplished film crew accompany the Berlin Philharmonic on a concert tour into six pulsating, dynamic Asian metropolises, juxtaposing centuries-old traditions against the breathtaking speed of Asian modernization. An inspired examination of the cultural clash between western traditions and far-eastern philosophy, between the modernity of Europe and Asia, this compelling new film takes audiences on a journey into the confidential and private inner life of one of the world‘s leading orchestras: a backstage pass into the complicated lives of the artists and diverse musical personalities within this distinguished community.
Genre Art, Music
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2008
Director Thomas Grube
Screenplay Thomas Grube
Cinematography René Dame, Alberto Venzago, Anthony Dod Mantle
Martin Hoffmann
Cast Sir Simon Rattle, Berlin Philharmonic
Producers Uwe Dierks, Thomas Grube, Andrea Thilo
Production Company Boomtown Media/Berlin
Runtime 108 min
Language
 German/English/Spanish/Chinese
Subtitled Versions English, German
Festivals Berlin 2008 (Berlinale Special), Nyon 2008, Melbourne 2008, Cambridge 2008, Ghent 2008, Palms Springs 2009, Hong Kong 2009
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, BKM
German Distributor Piffl Medien

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