CARLO KEEP SWINGIN

CARLO, KEEP SWINGIN

By Elizabeth OK

OK & STOCK FILMPRODUKTION UG - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2015

The movie is a colorful piece of artwork about an extraordinary person, a genius with fine sense of humor and a lot of enthusiasm. It also shows a complicated and tempting love story of an unconventional couple like Carlo and Anita, in Germany of the fifties. It is a hymn to freedom and jazz music.

Festivals
& Awards

Hessische Filmpreis 2014
Nomination Best Documentary
Guadalajara FICG 2015
Documental Internacional
Visions du Réel 2015
DOC Library
Lichter Film Festival 2015
Competition/ Won Audience Award
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Historical, Biography
    • Countries
    • GERMANY
    • Languages
    • GERMAN, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 84 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Elizabeth OK
    • Writer(s)
    • Elizabeth OK
    • Producer(s)
    • Oliver STOCK, Elizabeth OK (OK & STOCK FILMPRODUKTION UG)
    • Synopsis
    • Carlo, Keep Swingin is the discovery of a great treasure full Jazz. Elizabeth Ok´s cellar at Mainkai number 6 was full of old photographs, letters written by Jazz legends like Chet Baker, Lee Konitz, Dusko Goykovich, Albert Mangelsdorff , Jutta Hipp and many more.
      Germany suffers from first air bomb attacks meanwhile in the underground scene, the longing for freedom finds its way through Jazz music. The trumpet player and Jazz historian Carlo Bohländer gathers friends and musicians to play, live and feel their beloved Jazz.
      The movie is a colorful piece of artwork about an extraordinary person, a genius with a fine sense of humor and a lot of enthusiasm. It also shows a complicated and tempting love story of an unconventional couple like Carlo and Anita, in Germany of the fifties. It is a hymn to freedom and jazz music. The Jazzkeller helped to build true relationships across countries after the painful experience of Second World War. The Movie shows how music and enthusiasm can overcome borders and bring people together. It seems that the motto of jazz musicians: keep swingin which helped in difficult times is still applicable today.
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