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by Dominique de Rivaz


In 1747, Johann Sebastian Bach arrives in Potsdam for the baptism of his first grandchild. Frederick II of Prussia summons Bach to the castle that very evening. Determined to provoke the grand musician, he calls on him to improvise a fugue for six voices based on a tricky little melody of his own composition. Bach, exhausted by the journey and offended by the young king's arrogance, is reluctant to get involved. Thus the first act of hostilities between the King of Prussia and the maestro from Leipzig have begun...

international title: My Name Is Bach
original title: Mein name ist Bach
country: Switzerland, Germany, France
sales agent: Global Screen GmbH (a brand of Telepool GmbH)
year: 2003
genre: fiction
directed by: Dominique de Rivaz
film run: 97'
release date: CH 26/09/2003
screenplay: Dominique de Rivaz, Jean-Luc Bourgeois, Leo Raat
cast: Vadim Glowna, Jürgen Vogel, Bernard Liegme, Gilles Tschudi
cinematography by: Ciro Cappellari
film editing: Isabel Meier
art director: Lothar Holler
costumes designer: Britta Krähe, Regina Tiedeken, Friederike von Wedel-Parlow
music: Frédéric Devreese
producer: Karl Baumgartner, Uta Ganschow, Thanassis Karathanos, Jean-Louis Porchet, Gérard Ruey
production: CAB Productions, Pandora Filmproduktion, Twenty Twenty Vision, Télévision Suisse Romande (CH), WDR - Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln (DE), ARTE (FR)
distributor: JMH Distribution
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