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Shut Up and Play the Piano
Archived: Shut Up and Play the Piano (2018)

director: Philipp Jedicke

With: Gonzales, Peaches, Feist, a.o.

duration: 82 minutes

Sound and Vision

"Piano virtuoso, serial collaborator and self-declared genius, Jason Beck is a singular figure on the music scene. Fully immersed in his outsized alter ego of Chilly Gonzales, this Canadian cult star blurs the lines between rapper and classical composer, performance artist and punk provocateur.

Even more than his keyboard skills, humor is Beck's main selling point. As a lyricist, he specializes in witty, rude, tongue-twisting wordplay, firing off scabrously funny lines like some freakish hybrid of Eminem and Sacha Baron Cohen. But he also dabbles in chamber music, plays with symphony orchestras and runs a residential "Gonzervatory" for aspiring young players. There is a more thoughtful agenda behind his cartoonish "musical supervillain" persona." (The Hollywood Reporter)


director: Philipp Jedicke
producer: Stephan Holl, Antoinette Köster
screenplay: Philipp Jedicke
Editor: Henk Drees, Carina Mergens
Cinematography: Marcel Kolvenbach, Marcus Winterbauer

production company: Rapid Eye Movies

More info

dialogue: English, French, German
subtitles: Eng subt.
country: Germany - France - United Kingdom
year: 2018


PHILIPP JEDICKE: Shut Up and Play the Piano (2018).

Technical Specs

format: DCP
frame: 1:2,39


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