Where Are You, João Gilberto?

Where Are You, João Gilberto?

Documentary, 107 min.
Coproduction with Swiss director

Title F:Où es tu, João Gilberto?
Title G:Wo bist du, João Gilberto?

by Georges Gachot

Switzerland / France / Germany, April 2018

The film sets out in the footsteps of German writer Marc Fischer who obsessively searched for the last musical legend of our time, the founding father of Bossa Nova, Brazilian musician João Gilberto. Fischer described his journey in a book, Hobalala, but committed suicide one week before it was published. By taking up Marc Fischer’s quest, following his steps one by one, thanks to all the clues he left us, we pursue João Gilberto to understand the history, the very soul and essence of Bossa Nova. But who can tell whether we will meet him or not?


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Directed by: Georges Gachot
Written by: Georges Gachot, Paolo Poloni

World Premiere: April 2018
Original Version: German/Portuguese/French/English (english/german/french subtitles), colour, DCP, 107 min.

ISAN: 0000-0004-B243-0000-D-0000-0000-Z

Production: Gachot Films, NEOS Film, Idéale Audience, Bayerischer Rundfunk, ARTE, RTS Radio Télévision Suisse, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen
Producer: Georges Gachot, Pierre-Olivier Bardet, Christoph Menardi, Andreas Artzwanger
Executive Producer: Georges Gachot

Cinematography: Stéphane Kuthy
Editing: Julie Pelat
Location Sound Mix: Balthasar Jucker
Sound Editing: Alex Rubin
Sound Design: Michael Kranz
Rerecording Sound Mix: Michael Kranz
Music: Donato João

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Max Simonischek

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World Sales: Doc & Film International

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Distribution Germany: Farbfilm Verleih GmbH
Distribution Brazil: Imovision
Distribution China: Lemon Tree Media Company Limited
Distribution Hong Kong: Lemon Tree Media Company Limited