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A musician on a mission: To reveal how we all are affected by sound in ways unknown to most of us. What she didn`t expect was that Second world war Nazis were implicated.  

 

The musician is Laurie Amat, and she has heard a conspiracy theory involving Joseph Goebbels and the Nazis. Supposedly, at an international conference in 1939, the Nazis changed the music tuning pitch globally. They changed the frequency to 440 Hertz. They did it because they thought it would make the masses aggressive and easier to manipulate. 

This is the music pitch we listen to today.   Driven by her worry, Laurie is thrown into a larger adventure into the unknown universe of sound.    

During the journey, we meet passionate and charismatic sound enthusiasts. They reveal what sound really means to them personally and what it can do to you. Laurie experiences how sound can heal, how sound can manipulate your feelings and push you to do something, and how sound can be used as a weapon.   

Is it possible that WW II Nazis knew about this?   

During the exploration into sound, Laurie brings in her thoughts and personal memories around sound - anecdotes and humour where you never know which sound is waiting around the next corner.  

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2021
Production country:
Norway
Release date (national):
2021-08-25
Release date (international):
2021-04-24
Production company:
UpNorth Film AS
Financing company:
Norwegian Film Institute
Vestnorsk Filmsenter AS
Executive producer:
Kristian Stangebye
Producer:
Christian Aune Falch
Torstein Parelius
ingrid Galadriel Aune Falch
Film consultant:
Helle Hansen
Jesper Bergom-Larsson
Sales agent:
Syndicado Film Sales

Director

  • Gunnar Hall Jensen

    Gunnar Hall Jensen (b. 1963) was educated at the University of Bergen, majoring in cultural communications. He has made a number of television series, as well as short films, advertising and commission films. His first feature documentary Gunnar Goes Comfortable premiered in 2003, and was selected for competition at several festivals, including IDFA and Silverdocs. In 2011 he directed the sequel Gunnar Goes God. Gunnar now lives in Sundsvall, Sweden, where he produces independent documentary films through his own company Jensen Production.

    Gunnar Hall Jensen

Festivals

2021:
CPH:DOX
2021:
Revelation Perth International Film Festival
2021:
Jecheon International Music & Film Festival
2021:
The Norwegian International Film Festival Haugesund
2021:
Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival
2021:
Northern Lights Nordic-Baltic Film Festival
2021:
Filmfest Sundsvall
2021:
BIFF - Bergen International Film Festival

Crew

Director:
Gunnar Hall Jensen
Screenplay:
Gunnar Hall Jensen
Kristian Stangebye
Elin Sander
Cinematographer:
Måns Berthas
Editor:
Erlend Haarr Eriksson
Sound Design:
Øyvind Rydland

Technical information

Format:
DCP 2k
Screen ratio:
1:2,39
Colour:
Colour
Sound format:
Stereo 5.1
Length in mins:
86'
Language:
English

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