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BACH IN BRAZIL is a story about what happens when two outsiders from opposite corners of the world are thrown together: A retired German music teacher and Brazilian kids from a juvenile detention center. Marten Brueckling, a retired music teacher from Germany, has inherited an original sheet of music by Bach’s son. He has to collect the sheet in person in the beautiful Baroque city of Ouro Preto in the heart of Brazil. But Brazil is no place for beginners: Funny circumstances drive him to teach music to the kids of a juvenile prison. Bach’s music and Brazil’s percussion instruments mix perfectly. One of the kids is Fernando, a lovable, abandoned boy who lived on the streets. But Marten discovers that they have more things in common than he thought … And he recovers something else: his joy of living. And he helps a group of young inmates recover theirs too.
Genre Children & Youth, Comedy, Drama, Family Entertainment, Music
Category Feature
Year of Production 2015
Director Ansgar Ahlers
Screenplay Ansgar Ahlers, Soern Menning
Cinematography Jörg Widmer
Cast Edgar Selge, Franziska Walser, Aldri Anunciacao, Peter Lohmeyer, Marilia Gabriela, Pablo Vincius, Stephan Nercessian, Thais Garayp, Hans-Peter Korff
Producers Alexander Thies, Clemens Schaeffer, Eliana Soares
Co-Producer Ansgar Ahlers
Production Companies NFP neue film produktion, Conspiração Filmes, Miravista, in co-production with forseesense Filmproduktion
Runtime 91 min
Format DCP, color, 1:1.85
 German, Portuguese
Subtitled Versions German, Portuguese, English, Spanish
Sound Technology Dolby 5.1
Festivals Rio de Janeiro 2015, Hamburg 2015, Emden-Norderney 2015, Biberach 2015, Ahrenshooper Filmnächte 2015, Filmfest Freiburg 2015, Fünf Seen Filmfestival 2015, International Festival of New Latin American Cinema Havana 2015, Nordic Film Days 2015, Shanghai 2016, Zlin 2016
Awards Audience Award Emden-Norderney 2015, Bernhard Wicki Award 2015, NDR Director's Award 2015
With backing from MOIN Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Nordmedia
German Distributor NFP Marketing & Distribution*

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