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Buena Vista Social Club

Versions of this FilmLanguage (Type)
Buena Vista Social ClubEnglish (original)Wo gibt's den Film?
Buena Vista Social ClubEnglish (subtitled)Wo gibt's den Film?
Buena Vista Social ClubGerman (subtitled)Wo gibt's den Film?
Synopsis
Wenders longtime friend Ry Cooder often enthused to Wenders about his trip to Cuba and the album "Buena Vista Social Club" he had recorded there with some old Cuban musicians, some of whom had fallen into oblivion. The next time Cooder travelled to Cuba, Wenders accompanied him with a small film crew, observed the musicians in the studio and traced their lives in Havana and also shot the only concerts given by the "Buena Vista Social Club" in Amsterdam and in, their triumphal success in the legendary Carnegie Hall.

The documentary, a purely German production has become the most successful German movie world wide in 1999. Buena Vista Social Club was sold to more than 50 territories in the world. In the UK Buena Vista Social Club has now become the most successful documentary of all time.
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Runtime (in min.):101
Color:color
Format:35mm
Aspect Ratio:1:1.85
Year Of Production:1999
People featured in the FilmTypeComment
Joaquim Cooderinterviewee 
Ry Cooderinterviewee 
Ibrahim Ferrerinterviewee 
Rubén Gonzálezinterviewee 
Eliades Ochoainterviewee 
Omara Portuondointerviewee 
Compay Segundointerviewee 
Awards: 
Festivals & Award CeremonyYearStatusAward
Berlin International Film Festival1999screened
Filmmakers
Producers:

Ulrich Felsberg (producer)

Directing:

Wim Wenders

Writing:

Wim Wenders

Cinematography:

Jörg Widmer

Film Editing:

Brian Johnson

Music:

World Circuit

Keywords
Cuba; Havanna; Music; Musician; Wim Wenders; Concert; Audience; Record;
Categories
OSCAR - Nominierte u. Gewinner, Music, World Music, Bands & Orchestras, Geography, Travel & Cultures