THE BEST ORCHESTRA IN THE WORLD
Film - Program 1 Filmfest 2020

THE BEST ORCHESTRA IN THE WORLD

Directed by Henning Backhaus

Info

Director: Henning Backhaus
Section: Program 1
Country: Austria
Year: 2020
OT: DAS BESTE ORCHESTER DER WELT
Language: German
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Thomas Mraz, Jörn Hentschel, Peter Huemer, Dominic Oley, Richard Obermayr, Helen Hagmueller
18+

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Logline

THE BEST ORCHESTRA IN THE WORLD

Ingbert, the sock, auditions to be a double bassist with the Vienna State Orchestra. It’s a stupid idea: the instrument is a bit too big for the little sock, and a closed door makes it nearly impossible for him to walk onto the stage. At least the audition is being held behind a curtain and nobody can see that a sock is playing there. Will Ingbert be able to impress the judges? And what will happen when the curtain falls?



  • Filmschool: Filmakademie Wien

  • Duration: 14 Min.

Meet the director

THE BEST ORCHESTRA IN THE WORLD

Henning Backhaus

Henning Backhaus was born in Dresden, Germany. He studied directing under Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke at the Film Academy Vienna. In 2013, Backhaus shot his first film, LOCAL HEROES, on 16 mm and 35 mm film. From 2013 to 2018, he was an assistant director at the Vienna State Opera. Recently he worked in the sound department of Terrence Malick’s A HIDDEN LIFE. His latest short film, THE BEST ORCHESTRA IN THE WORLD, whose script and concept he developed in collaboration with Albert Meisl and Rafael Haider, was awarded the 2020 Max Ophüls Preis for best short film, among others.

Credits

Screenplay: Rafael Haider, Henning Backhaus, Albert Meisl
Director of Photography: Matthias Halibrand
Film Editor: Jana Libnik
Composer: Elisabeth Rollenitz, Matthias Gerstner, Selini Quartett
Sound: Benedikt Palier, Valentin Königshofer, Kai Shimada, Ken Rischard, Lukas Weidmann
Sound design: Nora Czamler
Make-up artist: Gabriela Rybka, Stephanie Raffaela
Producer: Lukas Rosatti
Production Company: Filmakademie Wien, Vienna