Where Are You, João Gilberto?

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    Where Are You, João Gilberto?

    Wo bist du, João Gilberto?

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    Switzerland, France, Germany

    2018

    107 min

    Documentary

    The film sets out in the footsteps of German writer Marc Fischer who obsessively searched for the last musical legend of our time, the founding father of Bossa Nova, Brazilian musician João Gilberto. Fischer described his journey in a book, Hobalala, but committed suicide one week before it was published. By taking up Marc Fischer’s quest, following his steps one by one, thanks to all the clues he left us, we pursue João Gilberto to understand the history, the very soul and essence of Bossa Nova. But who can tell whether we will meet him or not?

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    Cast
    Max Simonischek
    Screenplay
    Georges Gachot
    Paolo Poloni
    Cinematography
    Stéphane Kuthy
    Editing
    Julie Pelat
    Music
    Donato João
    Sales
    DOC & FILM INTERNATIONAL
    Production
    IDEALE AUDIENCE
    Production
    NEOS FILM
    Production
    GACHOT FILMS
    Georges Gachot

    Georges Gachot

    France

    Born in 1962 in Neuilly sur Seine, France, Georges Gachot holds joint Swiss and French citizenship. He studied piano and musicology and since 1985 worked as an actor in commercials and production assistant in the Swiss film industry. In 1988 Gachot received a degree in electrical engineering from the ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in Zurich. From 1989 to 1993 he worked as an author and director on classical music videos throughout Europe. Since 1995 Gachot works as a documentary filmmaker of musicians and composers and beginning in 1996 produces his own films.