Director: Stefan Schwietert
Documentary | CH/D/A | 2004
87 min | Dolby SR
38th Hof International Film Festival
Five very individual musicians from different countries join up to create the „Accordion Tribe“ and succeed in transforming their long-disdained instrument back into the vehicle of powerful emotions that once reigned supreme world-wide. The film follows these exciting landscapes of sound charged with trancelike intensity and their charismatic creators on their journey through Europe which by means of its rich musical heritage grounds the hand organists’ daring flights of fancy. Old traces and new creations, traditions and unambiguous present day, fragment and simultaneousness, all embodied in a fascinating and emotionally infectious musical project about the transforming power of film.