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JOAQUIN SABINA - 19 días y 500 noches TRAILER

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Uploaded on Jan 26, 2008

Joaquín Sabina - 19 Days and 500 Nights

For those who have never heard of Joaquín Sabina, this is the right film. In an overwhelming way, the viewer is taken along in the world of a phenomenal poet and musician. For those who do know Joaquín Sabina, this is essential viewing.

The film is of course about Joaquín Sabina, a legendary singer-songwriter in the Spanish-speaking world. Sabina was already a singer-songwriter long before this name became fashionable. His texts nestle in your memory like poetry and are inextricably tied up with his music, his performance, his whole personality.
Film maker and connoisseur of Spanish culture Ramón Gieling chose for an indirect approach to filming the phenomenon of Sabina. He takes his time before letting Sabina speak. First he shows his famous house in detail, looking like a small museum; a house for which all his friends have a key. And he talks to friends, fans and lovers and takes the viewer along to the concerts with their mood and atmosphere. Only then does the master himself speak out, making it clear what it means to meet this phenomenon in person.
Gieling is not only interested in the person Sabina. He is also interested in the language, the poetry and the culture of which Sabina's songs form part. When Gieling first saw Sabina perform, he was surprised that whole masses of people had no problem reciting his occasionally difficult, very poetic lyrics off by heart. He realised that he was in a country and a culture where poetry is still important. The power of the film is that it communicates this original feeling; it will certainly provide new firms for the music of Sabina.

Source : (GjZ) International Filmfestival Rotterdam

Presidenten van alle Zuid-Amerikaanse landen willen met hem op de foto en Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Fidel Castro, de schrijfster Almudena Grandes en ex-voetballer Diego Maradona behoren tot zijn fans. Sabina is controversieel; hij is links, hij is een fanatieke aficionado van het stierengevecht, en toch verenigt hij links en rechts met de kracht van zijn liederen.

Tot een aantal jaren geleden was Sabina's huis in Madrid het centrum van de wereld; hij gaf de sleutel aan vrienden, bekenden, en minder bekenden. Nadat hij in 2001 getroffen werd door een hersenbloeding als gevolg van zijn levenswijze, werd het slot vervangen en trok hij zich gedurende drie jaar terug in een zelfverkozen isolement.

Ramon Gieling liet het huis van Sabina in een Madrileense studio nabouwen en ontving daar een aantal vrienden die vroeger over een sleutel beschikten. Het huis is vervolgens het vertrekpunt voor een reis langs mensen in Spanje die door Sabina's liederen en teksten aangeraakt zijn.

Netherlands, Spain 2008
Director Ramón Gieling
Producer Pieter van Huystee
Scenario Ramón Gieling
Cast Javier Krahe, Caco Senante, Benjamín Prado, Alejandro Talavante, Enrique Morente, Julio Sánchez Martínez
Photography Martijn van Broekhuizen, Sander Snoep
Editor Govert Janse
Art Design Guus van Geffen
Sound Rik Meier, Marc Wessner
Music Paul M. van Brugge
Trailer Editor Kristinn Kristinsson

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