Secondo Me

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    Secondo Me

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    Austria

    2016

    79 min

    • German
    • Russian
    • Italian

    Documentary

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    Pavel Cuzuioc’s film transforms into heroes people that are usually not even considered as extras: Nadezhda Sokhatskaya at the Odessa Opera, Roland Zwanziger of the Vienna State Opera, and Flavio Fornasa in La Scala in Milan. All three have been working for these world-renowned opera houses for decades. And yet, all three remain completely anonymous. Thanks to Pavel Cuzuioc, they finally take centre stage. The director follows them everywhere: to work, back to their home, to the coffee shop, to the blood donor clinic, or to the gym. Little by little, the film creates a picture of their life beyond the cloakrooms. The camera remains patiently on their trail. It lets them breathe and live. It’s a serene look at three fascinating lives, which in the end are just as exciting as the greatest operas.

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    Cast
    Flavio Fornasa
    Nadezhda Sokhatskaya
    Ronald Zwanziger
    Cinematography
    Michael Schindegger
    Editing
    Karin Hammer
    Production
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    Pavel Cuzuioc

    Pavel Cuzuioc

    Moldova

    Pavel Cuzioc was born in 1978, in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova. He studied law in Bucharest, Romania and graduated from the State University of Moldova. In 2000, he moved to Vienna, Austria, where he took a Post-Graduate Diploma in International Studies at the Diplomatic Academy. From 2003, he followed courses on film directing and film production at the Vienna Film Academy, and since then has been working as a filmmaker.

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