Trip To Asia
RHYTHM IS IT!, the moving story of the transformational power of dance and music, is one of the most successful documentaries ever made in Germany. The film has been touring national and international big screens now for two years, capturing over 800,000 moviegoers and winning countless awards - including the 2004 Bavarian Film Award and two German Film Awards in 2005 - and has been reviewed in 15 countries worldwide. The DVD, available in regular and Collectors Editions, is also a success, having won such prestigious awards as the 2005 Echo Klassik and the 2006 German Record Critics Award. Now, BOOMTOWNMEDIA, in cooperation with the BBC and ZDF, presents the Berliner Philharmoniker and conductor Sir Simon Rattle in the movie adventure TRIP TO ASIA - TheQuest for Harmony. Director Thomas Grube and a team of highly-acclaimed cameramen accompanied the Berliner Philharmoniker on their concert tour through Asia: six pulsing metropolises, each caught between the tremendous oppositional forces of millennium-old tradition and breathless hyper-modernity. The clash of Western tradition and Far Eastern philosophy, European and Asian present day, becomes a journey into the mysterious and suspenseful inner workings of one of the worlds best orchestras and into the emotional lives of the highly diverse musician personalities who make it what it is. TRIP TO ASIA tells of the constant conflict between ego and community, of the age-old and ever-present quest for harmony - within oneself and within the group. A unique artistic and human adventure in the tension-ridden terrain between melancholy and enthusiasm, loneliness and the search for love. This universal parable for life combines fascinating images of the conflict between the individual and his society with intoxicating sound quality to create a breathtaking cinema experience. A moving film that explores art, the art ofharmony, and the art of living.