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still from Knockin’ on Herman’s Door (Stefano Bertacchini, NL 2021)

Knockin'on Herman's Door

Stefano Bertacchini / NL, 2021 / 50 min.

Never-before-screened recordings of Herman Brood songs and rediscovered footage from the chaotic shoot of the film Cha-cha form the basis of this documentary on the tempestuous Amsterdam pop scene of the late ’70s. Preceded by a conversation with some of those involved at the time, including Jan Rot and Hugo Sinzheimer.

poster Knockin’ on Herman’s Door (Stefano Bertacchini, NL 2021)

In 2015, Eye acquired the archive of director Herbert Curiël (1927): boxes full of papers, documents and cuttings. One surprising find was the film and audio material from his film Cha-cha (1979), starring Herman Brood and Nina Hagen.

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Director

Stefano Bertacchini

Production year

2021

Country

NL

Original title

Knockin'on Herman's Door

Length

50 min.

Language

Dutch

Subtitles

ENG or NLD or NONE

Format

DCP

Part of

Eye on Sound

With Eye on Sound, Eye focuses on the special relationship between image and sound. Expect live music to silent films, live bands from today to classics of yesteryear, brand new scores to films from the versatile Eye collection and special attention to the often neglected art of sound design.

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Eye on Sound: live music in Eye's arena
still from Knockin’ on Herman’s Door (Stefano Bertacchini, NL 2021)
still from Knockin’ on Herman’s Door (Stefano Bertacchini, NL 2021)

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