Prova d'Orchestra (1978)
Genre: Music / Drama
Duration: 70 minuten
Alternative title: Orchestra Rehearsal
Italy / France / West Germany
Directed by: Federico Fellini
Stars: Balduin Baas, Clara Colosimo and Elizabeth Labi
IMDb score: 7,1 (5.014)
Releasedate: 1 October 1978
Prova d'Orchestra plot
"The Decline of the West in C# Major"
In a medieval Roman chapel converted into an oratorio, an orchestra gathers for a rehearsal. The musicians arrive and it is explained that a TV crew is present to make recordings. The musicians talk about their instruments. The German conductor arrives and the rehearsal begins. The conductor yells and insults. Then there is a 20 minute break. In his dressing room, the conductor explains how the music world has changed and that there is no longer any respect for a conductor. He returns to the rehearsal room and finds an orchestra that has completely revolted. What can make them return to music again?