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Knockin on Hermans Door 1

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 Hermans Door 1

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

What would Sergio Leone’s films be without Ennio Morricone’s world-renowned scores? And what remains of Blade Runner without Vangelis’ unworldly synthesizers? Who doesn’t immediately think of Miles Davis’ languid nocturnal jazz in the case of Ascenseur pour l’échafaud? Music and sound are an essential part of the cinematic experience. In fact, they are vital to the experience of film.

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