The Disciples – a street opera (2018)

Official selection
Netherlands
Film Festival
2018

Regisseur
Ramón Gieling
Coproducer
KRO-NCRV
i.s.m. Straatpastoraat Amsterdam
(Financial) partners
Mediafonds
Netherlands Filmfund Production Incentive
Nederlands Filmfonds
CoBO
VSBfonds
Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst
Distributor
Gusto Entertainment
Composer
Boudewijn Tarenskeen
Camera
Sam du Pon
Goert Giltay
Sound
Wouter Veldhuis (set)
Marc Lizier (sounddesign)
Edit
Ramón Gieling
Diego Gutiérrez
Release
28 september 2018 (Première)
13 december 2018 (theatre)
Length
90 min

Synopsis

Twenty homeless people, one opera. The opera ‘The Disciples – a street opera’ – inspired by Luis Buñuel’s Los Olvidados – written by Ramón Gieling and composed by Boudewijn Tarenskeen, has the members of the Amsterdam roof – and homeless choir ‘De Straatklinkers’ play a violent, criminal version of themselves. Making an opera with twenty homeless people is asking for problems. That is why not the opera itself, but the road to it is central to the film. The rehearsal process and the off-the-record personal portraits of the unskilled singers finally lead to the opera in which they, as the Apostles of Nothingness, expose their souls.

 

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