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still from Gôshu de cellist (Isao Takahata, JP 1982)

Gôshu de cellist

Isao Takahata / JP, 1982 / 61 min.

Tender, poetic Japanese animation about a boy who plays cello, but is kicked out of the orchestra. He manages to fight his way back with the help of animals. Dubbed live (in Dutch) preceded by a brief cello recital. For audiences aged 6 and up.

poster Gôshu de cellist (Isao Takahata, JP 1982)
Gôshu is a shy student of music who would one day love to equal his role model: Ludwig van Beethoven. However, he lacks musical experience and more importantly, self confidence. The conductor often blames him for things and he is made fun of by his comrades. He decides to only practice at night in future. Unfortunately his progress remains slow, but he is visited by a number of animals: a cat, a cuckoo, a badge rand a field mouse who encourage him and teach him patience, accuracy and expressivity.

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Director

Isao Takahata

Production year

1982

Country

JP

Original title

Sero hiki no Gôshu

Length

61 min.

Language

Dutch

Format

DCP

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