Ni Hao Europe - A Chinese Orchestra on Tour

  • Europa, wir kommen (German title)
Documentary | 2008 | 3sat, ORF [at] | Austria

Project data

Length of movie52'

    Brief synopsis

    The concert hall is filled with exotic, foreign-sounding music. Whispering excitedly among each other, seventy people crowd onto the stage. They are holding strange-looking instruments in their hands. They are very excited because, although most of them are already stars in their own country, in just a few days they will be leaving China for their first time ever. The film begins in China and portrays the daily lives of four of the musicians from the Chinese orchestra of Guangzhou. Subsequently, the camera team accompanies the orchestra on a two-week tour of Europe. In addition to featuring the concerts and the associated stresses of the concert tour, the documentary also portrays the likeable quirkiness of the musicians.


    Camera Departmentdirector of photographyJörg Stefan ArmbrusterD.O.P.
    Camera Departmenteng assistant audio/videoTobias Diehl
    Director's DepartmentdirectorMaximilian Stelzle
    EditingeditorBarbara Weissenbeck
    ProducerproducerBarbara Weissenbeck

    Production companies

    Filmwerkstatt Wien [at]
    ORF - Österreichischer Rundfunk [at]Koproduzent