Heiner Goebbels is an eclectic composer, impossible to define according to the definitions of XX century’s music and art. He uses space, objects, bodies and ethnographic recordings as musical instruments. The film goes through the three-year creation of »A House of Call«, his latest creation and a synthesis of his career, from the first meeting with the conductor to its debut at Berlin Philharmonic. The pieces of the concert, filmed in detail by a single camera among the musicians, are the starting point for tracing the threads of Goebbels’ artistic creation, linked to the historical events that have marked the last fifty years in Germany and Europe. Archival footage and interviews tell the journey of an artist who has never stopped experimenting.

Author, Director, DoP & Editor: Giulio Boato
Sound Design & Sound Edit: Lorenzo Danesin
Producer: Laura Belloni
Co-Producer: Louise Hentgen, Tiphaine Robion, Friedemann Hottenbacher, Gregor Streiber
Produced by: 313 film production, Vertical Production (France), In the Cut (France), & inselfilm produktion (Germany)
In collaboration with: SWR and HR

Technical Details

Running time: 86 min
Year of Completion: 2022
Country of Production: Italy / France/ Germany