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Erbarme dich - Matthäus Passion Stories

Ramón Gieling / NL, 2015 / 99 min.

Ramón Gieling explores the very essence of Bach's St Matthew's Passion and the sublime aria Erbarme dich, to many the emotional climax of this absolute masterpiece.

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The labyrinthine narrative is set in a desolate church with a small choir, an orchestra and a group of homeless people as an audience. There, individuals including Peter Sellars, Emio Greco, Simon Halsey and the painter Rinke Nijburg explain their special relationship with Bach’s music, surrounded by the Bach Koor en Orkest [Bach choir and orchestra] of Pieter Jan Leusink, who have been performing the Matthäus Passion [St. Matthew Passion] for years.

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Director

Ramón Gieling

Production year

2015

Country

NL

Original title

Erbarme dich - Matthäus Passion Stories

Length

99 min.

Language

Dutch

Subtitles

NLD

Format

DCP

Part of

Ramón Gieling at Work

Filmmaker, writer, theatre-maker, visual artist: in every role Ramón Gieling wants to get to the bottom of things and see what drives people. The maker of En un momento dado, an extraordinary film about Johan Cruyff’s years in Barcelona, and Erbarme dich (St Matthew Passion), likes to explore the boundary between reality and imagination.

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