In the third film of the "Music! film series run by Filmclub Casablanca, everything revolves around Nele and music. Nele is a dreamer. She escapes from her dreary everyday life again and again into the soulful world of opera and music.
Opera Cinema / DE 2022 / Director: Axel Ranisch / 107 min. / OV (German)
A young call center agent falls in love with a petty criminal street dancer. She is Orpheus. He is Eurydice. Her means of expression is singing, he articulates himself through his dance. For her great love she descends into the underworld, faces her old demons and learns to trust again. An operatic pastiche between Puccini, Handel and Christian Steiffen.
Nele is a dreamer. She escapes from her dreary everyday life again and again into the soulful world of opera and music. Almost invisibly, the young woman, who actually comes from a small village in Estonia, makes her way in a large German city as a multi-jobber. She lives in a student flat-share and earns her money in a call center and as a dresser at the State Opera. But she carries a secret from her past with her that keeps giving her bloody nightmares.
When she meets the street dancer and petty criminal Kolya, it is a fateful encounter for both of them, the meeting of soul mates. In a symbiosis of song and dance, they grow closer to each other. But Nele's dark past stands in the way of their budding love.
The talent manager Höllbach represents the great opera diva Adela. He is her husband, manager, bodyguard and biggest fan all in one. But Adela's career begins to falter when her voice fails her during a performance of Madame Butterfly. That's when Höllbach becomes aware of Nele's enormous singing talent. It seems to be Nele's big chance.
Entrance: from 7.30 pmStart: 8 pmAdmission: 5€
The film is shown with original German sound (without subtitles).
The "Music!" film series, organized by the Filmclub Casablanca, runs Oct. 16-21, 2023, at STRAZE with the following films: Karaoke Paradise (Oct. 16), Music for Black Pigeons (Oct. 19), Orphea in Love (Oct. 20), and Can and Me (Oct. 21), each at 8 pm.
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