Documentary | 2009

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Length of movie95 min.

    Brief synopsis

    "Kinshasa Symphony" shows how people living in one of the most chaotic cities in the world have managed to forge one of the most complex systems of human cooperation ever invented: a symphony orchestra. It is a film about the Congo, about the people of Kinshasa and about music.


    Camera Departmentdirector of photographyMartin Baer
    Director's DepartmentdirectorClaus Wischmann
    EditingeditorPeter Klum
    Editingassistant editorAntje Switalski
    Editingassistant editorChristian Offner
    Editingassistant editorTobias Pleban
    MusiccomposerJan Tilman Schade
    ProducerproducerStefan Pannen
    ProducerproducerHolger Preusse
    Production Mgt.assistant production managerIris Ehlbeck-Gehlert

    Production companies

    Sounding Images GmbH [de]


    Department CompanyComment
    VFX / Post ProductionSound (Postproduction) Studio MitteMischung


    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Claus Wischmann2010Internationale Filmfestspiele BerlinBerlinale SpecialNominated
    Claus Wischmann2011Gold Panda Award Inter. TV Festival Sichuan [ch]Grand PrizeWinner
    Claus Wischmann2011Gold Panda Award Inter. TV Festival Sichuan [ch]Best DirectorWinner
    Holger Preusse2011Deutscher Filmpreis 2011Programmfüllender DokumentarfilmNominated
    Martin Baer2011Deutscher Filmpreis 2011Programmfüllender DokumentarfilmNominated
    Stefan Pannen2011Deutscher Filmpreis 2011Programmfüllender DokumentarfilmNominated
    Peter Klum2011Film+ SchnittpreisSchnitt DokumentarfilmNominated
    Claus Wischmann2012Grimme Preis 2012Information & KulturNominated