DVD out now (German area, 20' of deleted scenes)
We are very happy to announce that finally the waiting is over! Starting October 31st 2014 the DVD with 20mins of unseen deleted scenes and many different subtitle languages will be available via Amazon.de (German area and PAL only for now). We appreciate reviews and comments, but most of all: Have fun! We will work hard to release the DVD Europe-wide for early 2015.
Also available in the US via IndieReign now
There is a new platform that features NOSELAND in the US: IndieReign, where you can BUY or RENT the movie for low prices. Please share and comment to drive sales.
Available in the US via hulu
You lucky US-fans, again! If you have a subscription, go to HULU and enjoy NOSELAND at home. Please comment and rate us to drive placement and sales (also tell your friends if you want to support us).
Available in the US via VoD
You lucky US-fans! You are now able to enjoy NOSELAND in its full digital HD glory via VIMEO ON DEMAND. You can rate us there and spread the word! BUY it or RENT it - you can watch it on any device, including your SmartTV! More to come soon!
Noseland across German area - starting May 8th 2014
Now you can experience Noseland on the big silver screen (FSK-0, German subtitles, 5.1 Surround) in some cinemas in the German area with the help of our German distributor missingFILMs. Yay!
Premiere Austria: May 8th 2014, 8pm in Vienna at FILMCASINO
Attending guests include Aleksey Igudesman - Pictures on Facebook here!
Regular screenings: Vienna (starting May 9th) at TOPKINO, Graz (starting May 9th) at FILMZENTRUM, Klagenfurt (starting May 22nd) at VOLKSKINO, Linz (starting July TBA) at MOVIEMENTO, Wels (starting July 1st) at PROGRAMMKINO
Premiere Germany: June 12th 2014, 7pm in Berlin at BABYLON KINO
Attending guests include Aleksey Igudesman & Julian Rachlin
Regular screenings: Berlin (starting June 12th) at BABYLON KINO, DIE KISTE, FILMRAUSCHPALAST, LICHTBLICK KINO, LADENKINO, ROLLBERG KINO, Saarbrücken (starting May 22nd) at FILMHAUS, Cologne (starting June 12th) at FILMHAUS, Dortmund (starting June 12th) at SWEETSIXTEENKINO, Munich (starting June 12th) at MONOPOL, Nürnberg (starting July 31st) at FILMHAUS, Leipzig (starting July 31st) at SCHAUBÜHNE, Halle (starting July 3rd) at PUSCHKINO, Regensburg (starting June 24th) at FILMGALERIE, Hamburg (November 18th) at B-Movie Kino, Landshut (starting November 18th) at Kinoptikum, Weiterstadt (starting November 30th) at Kommunales Kino, Mannheim (TBA, December) at Atlantis Kino
THIS SECTION WILL BE PERIODICALLY UPDATED - CHECK BACK FOR NEW DATES
October 18th - Festival Screening
Free entry at the CLAIRE OBSCURE Film Festival in BASEL, SWITZERLAND where Noseland is part of. It's the swiss premeire by the way! DVD to be released soon though. With 20mins of unseen material!
Partner for World Sales (TV, VOD)
We are very happy to announce that the TV VERSION of NOSELAND is now internationally (except German area) represented by 10FRANCS, a SALES AGENCY in Paris, France - Starting now! Please address all TV inquiries to them! See you soon on small screens worldwide.
Cinema Distribution Deal German Area
Every Jack has his Jill: We are extremely excited that NOSELAND finally also found its partner in crime for (limited) cinematic distribution. MISSINGFILMS will see to all the distribution needs in the German area (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) - Starting May 2014. We will run with German subtitles and FSK-0 and 20mins longer on DVD (exclusive deleted scenes).
April 14th, 2014 - Special Screening
Catch NOSELAND in BERLIN again at Konzerthaus Berlin in their little Musicclub. Tickets are only 5 Euros and there will be a Q&A afterwards. Check their website for more details: KONZERTHAUS BERLIN!
March 8th, 2014 - Festival Screening
Finally NOSELAND is also coming to CROATIA! It will be part of the DORF FILM FESTIVAL in VINKOVCI from March 6th to 9th. Details concerning the screening date to be announced soon, check their WEBSITE!
February 1st, 2014 - Festival Screening
NOSELAND will be shown in LANDSBERG (near MUNICH) as part of the 1st Snowdance Independent Film Festival at 3:15pm. Soon there will be an official cinematic release in German-speaking countries as well.
November 24th, 2013 - Special Screening
NOSELAND will be shown in BERLIN again as part of the 25th birthday celebration of Sputnik Kino at 6pm. Everyone is invited to coffee&cake before (together with a little classical music performance) at 4pm. A nice sunday afternoon, don't you think?
October 17th, 2013 - Festival Screening
Finally NOSELAND will be shown in Vienna, where it will be part of the Jewish Film Festival 2013 on October 17th at 19:30h. You can get tickets on the festival's website. There is also a press screening (not public) on september 30th. We will see you there! THIS IS OUR LAST OFFICIAL FESTIVAL!
September 9th, 2013 - Festival Screening
Antoher screening in Bucharest, Romania as part of the Enescu Music Festival 2013 on September 9th in a big cinema right after "The Infernal Comedy" with John Malkovich, which Noseland refers to in one of its critics (also read by John Malkovich himself).
July 31st, 2013 - Festival Screening
A very short notice screening of NOSELAND on the Island of Patmos in Greece at the 3rd International Film Festival of Patmos. Julian Rachlin also gave a little live concert there.
July 1-6th, 2013 - Festival Nomination
NOSELAND is nominated for BEST EDITING and BEST DIRECTING at MADRID International FILM FESTIVAL 2013. Congrats to us!
March 16-25, 2013 - Festival Screening
Our second festival in 2013 will be at Julian's birth place Vilnius. NOSELAND is going be part of the 18th Vilnius International Film Festival (Kino Pavasaris) in Lithuania. It will run a few times in their "Music Films" section from March 16th until 25th.
January 19, 2013 - Festival Screening
We are very happy to start 2013 with a special screening at the 24th Trieste Film Festival (Alpe-Adria Cinema) in Triest, Italy as part of the acclaimed "Walls of Sound" section. Happy 2013!
December 17, 2012 - Festival Screening
We are honored to announce, that the 4th Les Arcs European Film Festival in Les Arcs, France will screen NOSELAND as part of their EUROPEAN PANORAMA section on December 17th and 18th. Get tickets on their website!
December 8, 2012 - Festival Screening
Welcome to Miami! We are proud to let you know, DOCmiami: International Documentary Film Festival in Miami, Florida will screen NOSELAND as part of their competative section on December 8th.
NOSELAND was the WINNER of MOST ENTERTAINING DOCUMENTARY
November 20, 2012 - Festival Screening
The 7th Sonoro International Music Festival in Bucharest, Romania will screen NOSELAND as part of their great classical music festival in a special screening. Our second time in Romania.
November 18, 2012 - Festival Screening
The Exposed Film Fest for first Films will have NOSELAND as the GERMAN PREMIERE in their competitive section on October 18 at 8pm. You can get TICKETS on their website! Igudesman and Rachlin will be there as well!
October 19, 2012 - Festival Screening
NOSELAND is going to be shown in the U.S. for the first time! The 3rd New York City Independent Film Festival will screen us in their competitive section on October 19 at 9pm. You can get TICKETS on their website too!
October 20, 2012 - Festival Screening
NOSELAND will be shown in the non-competitive program of the 13th Bergen International Film Festival (Norway) on October 20th and 21st. Tickets are available on the festival website!
October 14, 2012 - Festival Screening
We are very looking forward to taking part in the OFFICIAL SELECTION of the 1st Tyrolean Independent Film Festival (Austria) on October 14. It will be our National Premiere.
NOSELAND won the HONORARY MENTION of the jury in the category "Docu Feature"
September 27, 2012 - Festival Screening
On September 27 NOSELAND will be shown on the opening night of The Moscow Film Festival BUDEM ZHIT in the famous hotel Moskva on the Red Square. More details will be announced soon!
September 21, 2012 - Festival Screening
The 7th Batumi International Art House Film Festival (Georgia) will be screening NOSELAND as part of the non-competitive section of their wonderful festival, which will take place September 19-22.
July 3, 2012 - Festival Screening
We are even happier to announce that NOSELAND got chosen for the 47th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in Czech Rebulic from June 29 to July 7, 2012. It will run in their competitive "Forum of Independents". The whole team was there, see PICTURES on our facebook page.
June 8, 2012 - Festival Screening
We are very happy to announce that NOSELAND got invited to the 11th Transilvania International Film Festival in Cluj, Romania. It will run as our WORLD PREMIERE in their "Special Screenings Showcase". You also find some PHOTOS on our facebook page! See a video interview here.
Noseland is a humorous ode to the world of classical music and some of its star musicians. Although it is a feature length documentary, it crosses genres into fiction and comedy.
The world famous violinist with a nose fetish, Julian Rachlin, takes over the town of Dubrovnik, Croatia, every year to bring together some of the world's greatest musicians, actors and composers and create a unique two week long classical music festival. His oldest friend, the violinist, composer and "wanna-be" filmmaker Aleksey Igudesman offers to make a documentary film that will take an "inside look" at this "fairytale" festival but things seem to go wrong from the start.
Finding himself in the role of a somewhat oblivious producer, Rachlin watches the documentary fall apart in front of his eyes, as Igudesman manages to offend every one of the artists he interviews. By the time John Malkovich starts ranting about how much Rachlin "sucks" and all classical musicians are depicted as "gay", Rachlin realizes that this is not quite what he expected.
A mix between being boldly sincere and outright ridiculous, questions like "What does a conductor actually do?" and "Why does anyone come to a music festival in the first place?" fail to be answered in the most eloquent way. The extraordinary classical music, performed by some of today's greatest musicians, mingled with moments of film making failure evoke utter bewilderment in Rachlin.
In the end, Aleksey Igudesman makes Sir Roger Moore cry on camera and Julian Rachlin fear for his future, not only as a classical soloist...
Aleksey Igudesman, a world famous violinist, composer and comedian, makes his film directing debut with NOSELAND. Together with the young Austrian filmmaker Sebastian Leitner, he has created a highly original, independent docu-mocku-feature combining humor with classical music. He has also started talking to himself...
What is the movie actually about?
I have always enjoyed movies the most that are not about anything. Or, to rephrase it, that are about nothing. Subtle difference, but very important. Since I am a musician and I write music, this is not a question I, or anyone else for that matter, would ever ask. What is this piece of music about? People tend to accept that most music is some form of more or less abstract art to be enjoyed for the mere beauty of it. Although most movies have the pretense of being about something, the real strength in a good film or any work of art is its shape, its form, the feel of it, the sound of it and the emotions it takes you through. The combination of all these aspects makes any work of art what it really is, in essence. The actual "meaning" is and must always be secondary, I believe.
The honesty is hidden within the context of humor, but the fact is that a lot of the things said by the great musicians in this movie are the truth. Last but not least, there is the theme of criticism in general. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and what is the most incredible performance for one person is an unbearable interpretation for the other. "The Music Critic", a project I developed for the Julian Rachlin and Friends Festival with John Malkovich in the main role, is featured in the documentary, but criticism of all sorts and the role of critics are touched upon in other parts of the movie as well.
What would you like to achieve through your movie and what are your dreams for the future?
One thing I've always been highly allergic to is actors playing musicians on screen. We don't believe you, even if you learn the violin for half a year and practice many hours a day. A musician is so particular in his movements on the instrument and his or her behavior on and off stage that it is practically impossible for an actor to emulate, short of actually becoming a musician. My dream is to make fictional movies about musicians, where the main roles are played by great musicians themselves.
How did you choose the music for the movie?
The incredible music, ranging from some of the greatest chamber music ever written, such as the Schubert String Quintet and Brahms Sextet, was all performed, filmed and recorded at the Julian Rachlin and Friends Festival. The great thing is that the performances became the soundtrack of the movie. And to capture the magic of these powerful interpretations was essential to me.
In fact, the humor and all of the interviews are mostly edited to the music and not the other way round, as is mostly the case. Clearly I saw this documentary more like a large piece of extremely eclectic music and therefore I approached it quite differently from a regular film maker.
Find more questions and answers in the press brochure!
→ "This irreverent mockumentary, poking fun at music festivals and their star- studded casts, should easily appeal to music lovers everywhere, as long as they do not mind taking their favorite pastime with a pinch of salt and some pepper too." Screen Daily (USA)
→ "Many people today consider classical music as a formal and stuffy genre full of dead, great composers and equally dead, great performers. This stereotype is successfully removed by Noseland through wit and irony." Huffington Post (USA)
→ "Do you like classical music? It does not matter! After this you probably will! The concentration of gags is so high, that breathing gets hard. Fantastic!" MEDIABIZ (AUT)
→ "Igudesman finally shows the real picture of the classical music scene that is more vivid than one might suspect from all the ritualistic concerts for venue subscribers." Tagesspiegel (GER)
→ "Noseland is as special as its protagonists: cranky, but lovable." Programmkino.de (GER)
→ "A real adventure film for marginalized intellectuals. An audio-visual Revelation." EPD Film (GER)
→ "Although Igudesman has no clue about film making, as an entertainer he appeals to the audience in this anti-music-business mockumentary nevertheless." Berliner Zeitung (GER)
→ "Noseland creatively exposes the pathetic language many a music documentary and stays true to entertainment. It's great fun!" Süddeutsche Zeitung (GER)
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The DVD includes 20 minutes of unseen deleted scenes plus several subtitle languages: Watch part 1 of the deleted scenes below. Within the German area (and partly international through partners) you can order a PAL copy on AMAZON, outside please get in touch with our distributor:
German area (DE, AT, CH)
Outside try Amazon's partners
Rest of Europe
(only PAL available)
DOP & Editor
Supervising Sound Editor and Mixer
FastForward Studios Vienna
Boom and Original Sound
Distributor German Area
Luis Antonio Delgado
Mag. Oliver Ertl
Live Sound Recording and Mix
TELDEX STUDIOS Berlin
5.1 Sound Mix and Mastering
PDV Lounge/Soundmill Vienna
"THE MALKOVICH TORMENT"
"THE WRAP RAP"
composed by Aleksey Igudesman
"PIANO TRIO DUBROVNIK"
composed by Richard Dubugnon
composed by Giya Kancheli
Sir Roger Moore
Harvey de Souza
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields