And the Bus Drives On

 

A film about the last real opera buffs and about the love for the great melodies of the italian opera.

produced by: Felix Breisach Medienwerkstatt, ORF and 3SAT (58 minutes) 2004

Cast: Plácido Domingo, Hertha Haider, Rudolf Szokoll, Christa Mayer, Elite Tours and many others.

Director Werner Boote presents opera fans in their Austrian homes and accompanies the opera buffs in a bus to Torre del Lago, Italy, for the 100th. anniversary of the premiere of Giacomo Puccinis "Madame Butterfly". There already is a lot of singing on the highway!

 

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For the real opera fans there is no operahouse too far away. They are travelling almost everywhere to watch their stars singing.


Werner Boote himself calls this film a homage to Federico Fellinis „E la nave va“ (And the Ship Sails On). 

 

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credits:

 

written and directed by: Werner Boote

camera: Thomas Kirschner

camera assistent: Dominik Spritzendorfer

sound: Josef Bizai

edited by: Michaela Müllner

colour correction: Tom Varga

sound editing: Thomas Kathriner

On-line: Cine Coop

production assistent: Martin Herz

production manager: Florian Brandt

produced by: Felix Breisach

commissioning editor: Heidelinde Rudy for ORF

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