• You'll Never Walk Alone

    You'll Never Walk Alone

You'll Never Walk Alone

by André Schäfer, Hartmut Kasper

You'll Never Walk Alone

2016 | 90:00 min

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YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE tells the story of a song. A song that has become
the epitome of a global folk song. Each and every weekend, hundreds of thousands of football fans sing it in stadiums all over the world.
But who would know that the roots of the tune go back to Budapest in the year 1909 – to a young playwright and a stage play called 'Lilliom'?
We will re-experience the journey the song took from there and immerse ourselves into various different worlds: the sophisticated and artistic social circle of the Habsburg empire, the flamboyance of Berlin in the 1920s, the high-gloss of Hollywood of the 40s and 50s, working-class Liverpool in the 60s – and global football fan culture.
Like many great works of art YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE is a collaboration – an Austro-Hungarian-German US-American-British co-production, that reflects more then a century of cultural history. And the story of the song is still ongoing, as „You’ll never walk alone” is still regularly performed in various contexts all across the world.

"Molnár always said: 'My plays are no good to set to music.' But he was short of money in 1945. And when he saw how much he was offered by Rodgers & Hammerstein, he said 'All right, yes!'" (Matyas Sarkozi, grandson of Ferenc Molnár)
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DOK.fest Munich 2017
SWR DOKU FESTIVAL 2018, nominated for Prize of Opus GmbH
Hof IFF 2021
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  • Director André Schäfer, Hartmut Kasper
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