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© Niv Abootalebi

In SCHUMANN’S BAR TALKS, the legendary Charles Schumann goes on a perambulation through some of the most interesting bars in the world, including the Dead Rabbit in New York, the Hemingway Bar in Paris, El Floridita in Havana and the High Five bar in Tokyo. He explores the secrets of bar culture, meets bar proprietors, the hearts and souls of bars and their chroniclers. During these conversations we begin to realize that each bar is its own small universe which is brought to life every single day in a different way. The clientele changes with the time of day and day of the week, but the permanent staff make the place.

SCHUMANN’S BAR TALKS is not only a voyage of discovery to the most beautiful bars in the world, but also to the people who bring them to life.
Genre Biopic
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2017
Director Marieke Schroeder
Cinematography Niv Abootalebi
Producer Marieke Schroeder
Co-Producers Christoph Fisser, Henning Molfenter, Charlie Woebcken
Production Company Thali Media, in co-production with Studio Babelsberg
Runtime 103 min
Format DCP, color, cs
 German, English
Sound Technology 5.1
Festivals Berlinale 2017, Vancouver 2017, Milwaukee 2017, Haifa 2017, Bergen 2017, Rendezvous Istanbul 2017, Devour! The Food Film Fest 2017, Docpoint Tallinn 2018, Master of Art FF 2018, Victoria FF 2018, DocEdge New Zealand 2018, Seattle 2018
Awards Best Documentary in Culinary Art Master of Art FF 2018
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt
German Distributor NFP Marketing & Distribution*

World Sales
Autlook Filmsales
Salma Abdalla

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