Dance Fight Love Die (Cinema Trailer)


A film by Asteris Kutulas
based on the music of Mikis Theodorakis

Ein clipartiges Notebook. 60 mal Musik. 60 Stories. 1 Anti-Romanze. Ein ungewöhnlicher Film über den musikalischen Anarchisten Mikis Theodorakis.

A clip-style journal. 60 bits of music. 60 stories. 1 anti-romance. The most extraordinary film about musical anarchist Mikis Theodorakis.

With Mikis Theodorakis, Sandra von Ruffin, Stathis Papadopoulos

Featuring (in alphabetical order) | Rafika Chawishe, Rosa Merino Claros, Uwe Förster, Constantinos Isaias, Stella Kalafati, Katharina Krist, Inka Neumann, Aiste Povilaikaite, Sofia Pintzou, Anna Rezan, Carlos Rodriguez, Marilyn Rose, Tatjana Schenk, Kat Voltage a.m.o.

With the Cover Orchestrators, Singers, Dancers, Soloists and Artists
(in alphabetical order) | Air Cushion Finish, Anna RF, Alexia, Çiğdem Aslan, Bejeranos & Microphone Mafia, Zoe Chressanthis, George Dalaras, Deerhoof, July Dennis, Francesco Diaz, Thanassis Dikos, Maria Dimitriadi, Galina Dolbonos, Eves Karydas, Maria Farantouri, Elliot Fisk, Ekaterina Golowlewa, Lakis Karnezis, Alexandros Karozas, Loukas Karytinos, Rainer Kirchmann, Maria Kousouni, Johanna Krumin, Ilse Liepa, Zülfü Livaneli, Melentini, Lorca Massine, Elinoar Moav, Petros Pandis, Kostas Papadopoulos, Maria Papageorgiou, Dulce Pontes, Anthony Quinn, Henning Schmiedt, Sebastian Schwab, Margarita Theodorakis, George Theodorakis, Kostas Thomaidis, Emilia Titarenko, Vladimir Vasiliev, Tatjana Vassilieva, Kalliopi Vetta, Nadja Weinberg, Renato Zanella, Jannis Zotos and many others


DANCE FIGHT LOVE DIE is an exuberant visual epic: a poetic road movie; an associative film collage from the cosmos of composer Mikis Theodorakis, the ingenious enfant terrible of our recent European musical history, who inspired millions around the world, a standout artist shaped by his dramatic century, a man who made history.

From 1987 to 2017 director Asteris Kutulas was a constant at Theodorakis’ side. He captured countless moments of the composer’s life over 3 decades, 4 continents, 100 locations, and 600 hours of footage. For this exceptional film, Kutulas spliced extremely personal moments with treasures from the archives, documentary recordings with fictions, even the humorously grotesque, adding Theodorakis’ own music as reinterpreted by many, mostly young, artists who add to the master’s compositions their own personal inflections, be it from jazz, classical, electro or rap.

An 87-minute music extravaganza… Very few words. DANCE FIGHT LOVE DIE is a unique film on inspiration, Eros and Thanatos.

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Directed by Asteris Kutulas
Written by Asteris & Ina Kutulas
Sound & Music Mixing, Editing & Mastering | Alexandros Karozas
Cinematographer | Mike Geranios
On the Road cameras 1987-2017 | Asteris Kutulas
Editing | Cleopatra Dimitriou & Yannis Sakaridis
Make Up Artist | Johanna Rosskamp
Costumes | Heike Hartmann & Anabell Johannes
Art Director | Achilleas Gatsopoulos
Graphic Design & Motion Graphics | Achilleas Gatsopoulos & DomQuichotte
Color Correction | Matthias Behrens
Online Editing | Domingo Stephan
Camera Assistent | Max Valenti
Gaffer | Vassilis Dimitriadis
Production Manager (fiction part) | Marcia Tzivara

Post Production Management | Dimitris Argyriou
Artistic Consultancy | Ina Kutulas, DomQuichotte, James Chressanthis & Klaus Salge
Additional Photography | James Chressanthis (ASC), Stella Kalafati, René Dame, George Theodorakis, Reinhold Spur, Matthias Seldte, Achilleas Gatsopoulos, Vasilis Nousis, Stefanos Vidalis, Lefteris Eleftheriadis, Ioannis Myronidis, Zafeiris Haitidis
Additional Editing | Dimitris Argyriou, Stella Kalafati, Antonia Gogin, James Chressanthis, Lemia Monet, Bernd Lützeler, George Theodorakis, Zoe Chressanthis
Translations | Sonja Commentz (English) & Ina Kutulas (Deutsch)
Press & PR | Sofia Stavrianidou & Tony Agentur
Festival Strategy & Distribution | NewBorn Short Film Agency (Dimitris Argyriou)
Associated Producers | Klaus Salge, Christopher Kikis & Uwe Förster

Music Publishers | Schott Music GmbH & Co. KG & Romanos Productions Ltd.

Co-Produced by Yannis Sakaridis & ERT TV
Co-Produced by Schott Music GmbH & Co. KG

Produced by Asteris & Ina Kutulas
© Asti Music, 2018