Denmark / Germany 2017, 85 min, English, Hebrew subtitles
What could be missing from the life of a thirty-year-old man who is considered a gifted musician, spends his time in the world’s most beautiful cities, models for Armani and Hugo Boss, and can drive off in a new car from the Porsche dealership in Monaco on a whim? Violinist Charlie Siem is at the peak of his career, but he’s restless. A perfectionist, Siem trains his body and soul in order to become “superhuman”. He plays with the finest orchestras, attends glamorous parties, and communicates with the world primarily through social media. But offstage, he doesn’t seem to know who he wants to be. The film accompanies the talented violinist on his jaunts from New York to Florence and from London to Hong Kong, as he tries to decide whether or not he should ditch his admittedly “childish” lifestyle in order to finally find happiness.
Previous Festivals:CPH:DOX, Sheffield, Sydney IFF, Message To Men, DocPoint Helsinki
Production: Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjaer, Sidsel Lønvig Siersted, Stefan Kloos
Production Company: Danish Documentaries, Kloos & Co. Medien
Editing: Adam Nielsen
Cinematography: Eva Mulvad, Sebastian Bäumler, Balthazar Hertel, Konrad Waldmann, Maggie Olkuska, Ryan Gatt
In 2011 Eva Mulvad (born 1972) won the prestigious, Danish ”Roos Award” granted for her entire body of work. Mulvad graduated from the Danish Film School in 2001 and by 2006 she had her international break-through with Enemies of Happiness and The Good Life (2010).