1996 | 61′ | Language: English, Swiss German, French

Bach at the Pagoda

From a Pagoda near Phnom Penh, the Pediatrician and cellist Dr. Beat „Beatocello“ Richner addresses an appeal for helping him to finance his Children’s hospital.
1996 | 61′ | Language: English, Swiss German, French

World Sales

Director

Georges Gachot

Producer

Gachot Films

Partner

ZDF

Special thanks
Dr. med. Peter Studer
Laurent Gross
Dr. med. Denis Laurent
All the staff of Kantha Bopha I & II
Rose-Marie Schneider
Simone Schneider
Swissair, Ms. Regula Laux
Actua films, Geneva

CAST

Dr. Beat Beatocello Richner

CREW

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
David Gopsill

SOUND MIXERS
Dieter Meyer

EDITOR
Ruth Schläpfer

SOUND DESIGN & RE-RECORDING MIXER
Jürg von Allmen
Studio Masé, Denis Séchaud

COLORIST
Cédric Rossel

TRANSLATION
Marlise Gachot
Henri-Daniel Wibaut

SPEAKERS
Nicolas Rinuy / François Germond /Ludwig Schütze

MUSIC PRODUCER MUSIKVERTRIEB AG Zürich
Christoph Lehmann

TRANSLATOR ON LOCATION
Bun yay Kounkor

ELECTRICIAN, So Sokhom

LOGISTIC, Chek sopheSp

ENGINEER
Van Narith

Awards and nominations

Screenings and festivals

Jerusalem, cinémathèque 28 April 2007
Phnom Penh, Southeast Asian Biennale l Film Festival, March ’97
Gstaad, Film Festival Cinémusic, ’98
Nyon, Visions du Reel ’98, „Market screenings“
San Remo Music Film Fest
Santa Barbara Film Festival (CA) 1999
Wine Country film festival (US) 1999

TV Broadcasting
ZDF, 9.10.97
TSR, 6.1.1998
„24 hours Bach“
SF DRS, 25.12.1997
TSI, 27.10.1997
Danemark TV
ORF 18.5.1998
La cinquième
Planete
Muzzik
Mezzo
SVT 1
Media Park , Spain
3 Sat, 26.12.1997
Taiwan, Tzu chi tv

Bach at the Pagoda

From a Pagoda near Phnom Penh, the Pediatrician and cellist Dr. Beat „Beatocello“ Richner addresses an appeal for helping him to finance his Children’s hospital.

November 1996, in the midst of the Cambodian countryside, not far from Phnom Penh’s a pagoda, from which one can hear the sound of a cello playing music by J.S.Bach. Hearing this European music in such an unmistakably Asian setting is all the greater when it turns out that the performer is a Swiss pediatrician, Beat Richner, a man who has given up everything in order to care for Cambodia’s sick children.

Alone with his cello in this place of worship in the depths of Asia, Dr. Richner addresses an appeal to the entire world. Cambodia needs help. Since 1991 he has built two hospitals, and each day these are able to assist thousands of destitute children. This encounter with an unusual physician who uses his musical gifts to collect money for his own humanitarian projects, is also an opportunity for discovering the Cambodia of that time, a nation that is once again trying to raise its head after dramatic time.

INTERNATIONAL PRESS

MUSIC LIST

J. S. BACH

Suite Nr.1, Préludium & Menuet

Suite Nr.2, Preludium & Sarabande

Suite Nr.3, Allemande

Suite Nr.5, Sarabande

Doctor PC, by Beatocello

Das Lied vom Tröpfli

Kol Nidrey, Jewish melody 

Cant del Ocells

(Beat Richner and filmmaker, Georges Gachot, at the film festival in Phnom Penh, March 1997

World Sales

Director

Georges Gachot

Producer

Gachot Films

Partner

ZDF

Special thanks
Dr. med. Peter Studer
Laurent Gross
Dr. med. Denis Laurent
All the staff of Kantha Bopha I & II
Rose-Marie Schneider
Simone Schneider
Swissair, Ms. Regula Laux
Actua films, Geneva

CAST

Dr. Beat Beatocello Richner

CREW

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
David Gopsill

SOUND MIXERS
Dieter Meyer

EDITOR
Ruth Schläpfer

SOUND DESIGN & RE-RECORDING MIXER
Jürg von Allmen
Studio Masé, Denis Séchaud

COLORIST
Cédric Rossel

TRANSLATION
Marlise Gachot
Henri-Daniel Wibaut

SPEAKERS
Nicolas Rinuy / François Germond /Ludwig Schütze

MUSIC PRODUCER MUSIKVERTRIEB AG Zürich
Christoph Lehmann

TRANSLATOR ON LOCATION
Bun yay Kounkor

ELECTRICIAN, So Sokhom

LOGISTIC, Chek sopheSp

ENGINEER
Van Narith

Awards and nominations

Screenings and festivals

Jerusalem, cinémathèque 28 April 2007
Phnom Penh, Southeast Asian Biennale l Film Festival, March ’97
Gstaad, Film Festival Cinémusic, ’98
Nyon, Visions du Reel ’98, „Market screenings“
San Remo Music Film Fest
Santa Barbara Film Festival (CA) 1999
Wine Country film festival (US) 1999

TV Broadcasting
ZDF, 9.10.97
TSR, 6.1.1998
„24 hours Bach“
SF DRS, 25.12.1997
TSI, 27.10.1997
Danemark TV
ORF 18.5.1998
La cinquième
Planete
Muzzik
Mezzo
SVT 1
Media Park , Spain
3 Sat, 26.12.1997
Taiwan, Tzu chi tv