Austria / Germany 2017
Language: German
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Biography, History
Director: Barbara Albert
Cinematographer: Christine A. Maier
Script: Kathrin Resetarits nach dem Roman „Am Anfang war die Nacht Musik“ von Alissa Walser
Editor: Niki Mossböck
Cast: Maria Dragus, Devid Striesow, Katja Kolm, Lukas Miko, Maresi Riegner
Producer: Michael Kitzberger, Martina Haubrich, Wolfgang Widerhofer, Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Markus Glaser, Gunnar Dedio
Production Company: NGF – Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion, LOOKS Filmproduktion
Music: Lorenz Dangel
Sound: Dietmar Zuson
Distributer: farbfilm verleih GmbH
Lenght: 97 Min.
Format: DCP
Color: Farbe
Age Limit: <

Vienna 1777. The 18 year old ”Resi” Paradis, blind from an early age, is known in Viennese society as a child prodigy at the piano. After numerous faulty medical treatments, Resi comes to Franz Anton Mesmer, a doctor, controversial due to his innovative methods. In Mesmer`s open house, a mixture of rococo and enlightenment, Resi slowly begins to experience freedom for the first time in her life. When, as a result of the treatment, she begins to see the first pictures, she is shocked to find that she is losing her musical virtuosity. In this elaborate production and with great attention to detail, Barbara Albert`s fifth film tells a parable about the power of music in Mozart`s Vienna.