• Carlo Gesualdo – Murder, Madness and Madrigals

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Carlo Gesualdo – Murder, Madness and Madrigals

a film by Andreas Morell

Carlo Gesualdo – Murder, Madness and Madrigals

2019 | 52:00 min

Formal Categories

Biography / Portrait Music

Content Categories

Documentary
Synopsis
Carlo Gesualdo – beastly murderer and divine composer – is one of the most striking figures in the history of music. Based on his dramatic honor killing, the film tells the story of multi-facetted, revolutionary music and the search for forgiveness.
Gesualdo, 47, is the Prince of Venosa, a musical genius and insomniac. Every night he lies awake, haunted by the gruesome act he committed on the 16th of October 1590. Developing from this opening sequence, the documentary tells the story of this extraordinary character, well-illustrated through visits to the original settings in Naples and the village of Gesualdo, as well as enacted scenes.
Through the power of music, the film explores the thin line between fascination and disgust. How is it possible to commit a capital crime, yet write divine music? Are crime and genius interwoven? And can salvation through music be achieved?
Cast and Crew
  • Director Andreas Morell
  • Producer Bernhard von Hülsen, Maria Willer
  • Director of Photography Nikolai Sevke
  • Editor Nina Mühlenkamp
  • Sound David Aliperti
Production Company
3B-Produktion GmbH
Zimmerstr. 11, 10969 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 30875515

Fax: +49 30 30875517

info@3b-produktion.de
http://www.3b-produktion.de
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