The Underground Orchestra

The Underground Orchestra

The Underground Orchestra

海蒂.哈妮曼Heddy HONIGMANN
1997
  • Netherlands
108min
Colour
  • Betacam SP
G

Synopsis

The film is a musical journey through a world at war. A diverse group of exiled bohemians (an Argentine pianist, Romanian father and son violinists, a Venezuelan harpist, singers from Mali and Vietnam) are united by their experiences with political repression. Finding refuge in Paris, music becomes their economic lifeline, but as this film makes clear, it is also a shining metaphor for their will to survive.

Festivals & Awards

1998 Cinéma du Réel Paris, SCAM Prize
1998 Vancouver International Film Festival, Chief Dan George Humanitarian Award
1999 Yamagata Documentary Film Festival, Jury Award
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