Der seltsame Klang des Glücks | © Kick Film / Zorro Film

Lo strano suono della felicità / The Strange Sound of Happiness

  • Der seltsame Klang des Glücks (German title)
Documentary Feature | 2015-2016 | Germany

Shooting data

Start of shooting01.06.2015
End of shooting05.12.2015
LocationsSibirien, Sizilien, Schweiz, Ungarn, Bayern

Brief synopsis

There is no universal answer to the question what exactly happiness means. It is one of the oldest philosophical mysteries of humankind - and each individual has to find his / her own answer to it. Diego Pascal Panarello is going on a humoristic and poetic road trip tracing back the origins of a small, unimpressive musical instrument that seems to be the key to personal happiness for countless people around the world.

(Quelle: Kickfilm)


Camera Departmentdirector of photography Matteo Cocco
Director's DepartmentdirectorDiego Pascal Panarello
EditingeditorCarmen Kirchweger
MusiccomposerBartolomeo Sailer
ProducerproducerEduardo Fracchia
ProducerproducerJörg Bundschuh
Producerfreelance producerMoritz Bundschuh
Production Mgt.line producerFranz Hirner
ScreenplayscreenwriterDiego Pascal Panarello
Sound Departmentproduction sound mixerMichael Haesters

Distributing companies

Zorro Film GmbH [de]Kino


Department CompanyComment
CameraCameras and Utilities Ludwig Kameraverleih GmbH2xC300EF/Canon Zooms
VFX / Post ProductionSound (Postproduction) Mars13 Audio


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Diego Pascal Panarello2017DOK Leipzig [de]Dokumentarfilmpreis Goethe-InstitutNominated
Diego Pascal Panarello2017DOK Leipzig [de]Lobende Erwähnung - Nex Masters WettbewerbWinner
Diego Pascal Panarello2018Hot Docs [ca]Changing Face of EuropeNominated