Always armed with wisecracks, umbrella and a bowler hat, Erik Satie was not only on the outside one of the strangest figures in the early 20th century French avant‐garde, he was a composer, designer, church founder, PR pioneer, and master of witty remarks.
In playful episodes, the documentary illuminates the overall phenomenon of Satie. His countless imaginary advertisements evolve into real commercials, and his drawings take on a life of their own as cartoons. Divas, dogs, puppets and children, as well as pianists playing pianos stacked on top of each other are featured in scenic interludes, while performers turn into 'musical furniture' in swimming pools, factories or at train stations.
Interwoven with accounts by Satie’s associates and music experts, the film offers a unique insight into Satie's cosmos of word and sound.
With Jean Cocteau, Man Ray, Henri Sauguet, Georges Auric, Pierre Bertin, Virgil Thomson, Steffen Schleiermacher, GrauSchumacher Piano Duo, Jean‐Pierre Armengaud, Patrick Le Mauff.
- La Belle Excentrique
- Valse du Chocolat aux Amandes
- Ce que dit la petite Princesse des Tulipes
- Nocturne No.4
- Stock Market Report à la Satie
Picture Format: NTSC 16:9
Sound Format: PCM Stereo Dolby Digital 5.1 DTS 5.1
Region Code: 0 (worldwide)
Disc Format: DVD‐9
Running Time Film: 56:22 min
Running Time Bonus: 15:17 min
Languages/Subtitles Film: French, German, English, Japanese, Korean
Languages/Subtitles Bonus: German, English