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Music Only If It's Loud (Musik nur wenn sie laut ist)

Music Only If It's Loud
Scene from "Music Only If It's Loud" (photo © Toni Bujok)

Else Klopsch has very recently moved into a retirement home, bundled off by her son. She feels shunted and very lonely and for the first time thinks of dying. She doesn't want to meet the other 'inmates' but only wants to be left in peace. What's worse, she can't even indulge in her great passion: listening to music. Because even with her hearing aid, Else Klopsch is pretty hard of hearing, and to appreciate her beloved music in all its glory, it has to be played very loud. And that's impossible in her new surroundings. Everything seems hopeless, until Lucie Bremer, her neighbor, appears on the scene...


Marie Reich was born in Munich in 1979 and studied at the Munich University of Television and Film. Her films include: Paul (short, 2000), Das K-Projekt 12/14 - eine moderne Oper entsteht (documentary, 2002), Music Only If It\'s Loud (Musik nur wenn sie laut ist, 2005), and Summertime Blues (2009).
Genre Drama
Category Short
Year of Production 2005
Director Marie Reich
Screenplay Marie Reich
Cinematography Stephan Vorbrugg
Marie Reich
Sabine Lauscher
Cast Peter Bamler, Tom Lass, Luise Deschauer, Renate Grosser
Producers Martin Blankemeyer, Tobias A. Seiffert
Production Company Münchner Filmwerkstatt/Munich, in co-production with Solaris Film/Munich, Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München (HFF/M)
Length 15 min
Format Super 16
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SRD
Festivals Hof 2005
Awards Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Short Film Award 2006
German Distributor Constantin Film Verleih

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