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SING! INGE, SING! - THE SHATTERED DREAM OF INGE BRANDENBURG (SING! INGE, SING! - DER ZERBROCHENE TRAUM DER INGE BRANDENBURG)

SING! INGE, SING! - THE SHATTERED DREAM OF INGE BRANDENBURG
Inge Brandenburg & Chet Baker (photo © MB-Film)

In Germany, jazz had a voice: Inge Brandenburg.

Inge Brandenburg had a difficult upbringing and soon had to learn to stand on her own two feet, but by the late 1950s she was being acclaimed as Europe’s finest female jazz singer. TIME magazine compared her with Billie Holiday, while musicians in general admired her. But the German record industry ignored her or tried unsuccessfully to reduce her to singing hit songs.

This is the story of a woman in the 1950s and 1960s, when there was no place in Germany for self-assured women with international aspirations, a dramatic performance style and an emancipated attitude to love.

Through SING! INGE, SING! it is possible to discover a great German artiste.
Genre History, Music
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2011
Director Marc Boettcher
Screenplay Marc Boettcher
Cinematography Oliver Staack
Cast Inge Brandenburg, Klaus Doldinger, Udo Jürgens, Joy Fleming, Fritz Rau, Emil Mangelsdorff, Paul Kuhn, Max Greger, Wolfgang Sauer
Producer Marc Boettcher
Production Company MB-Film/Berlin, in co-production with NDR, ARTE, HR/Frankfurt
Length 117 min
Format DigiBeta, HD, Blu-ray, color, b&w, 16:9
Original Version
 German, English
Subtitled Version English
With backing from Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, German Federal Film Fund
German Distributor Salzgeber & Co. Medien

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