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by Sander Francken


A plastic collector named Sahir refuses to pass judgment on fate when his son is wounded, and the outbreak of war proves him right. Young Bouba is given the task of answering the question "What is the greatest part of all knowledge?" His search leads him to love. And Sonam sets out across the Himalayas to sell his dzo, but the journey proves useful despite the fact that he doesn't sell the animal. All three stories are presented in the form of traditional songs which intermingle in this engaging on-screen narrative.

international title: Bardsongs
original title: Bardsongs
country: Netherlands
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Sander Francken
film run: 94'
release date: DE 14/03/2013
screenplay: Sander Francken
cast: Dhamender Singh, Kishan Soni, Kolado Bocoum
cinematography by: Melle van Essen, Sal Kroonenberg, Bert Pot
film editing: Gys Zevenbergen
music: Adi Bhasin, Afel Bocoum, Sakar Khan, Morup Namgyal
producer: Sander Francken
production: Sander Francken Film
backing: MEDIA Programme, Dutch Film Fund, Cobo Fund NCDO, Organisation for Hindu Media - OHM, Netherlands Muslim Public Broadcasting Organisation - NMO, Buddhist Broadcasting Foundation - BOS
distributor: Barnsteiner Film
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