Guitars don't grow on trees (France)

Guitars don't grow on trees

Guitars don't grow on trees

  • Luc Quelin


This documentary brings to light the story of the luthier Roger Rossmeisl, possibly the most important guitar designer of the whole rock history. At the age of 27, in the fall 1953, he went from Berlin to America. There, during 20 years, he designed iconic instruments which are played by the cream of rock musicians throughout the world, starting with John Lennon and the Beatles in 1962. But shortly after this success, broken and indebted he came back to Berlin, where totally forgotten, he died a few years later at the age of 52. This strange journey narrated by Bruno Ganz crosses paths of musicians from all generations testifying of the work of the most influent luthier who has shaped the sound, the look and the architecture of the musical instrument most played in our societies: the guitar.
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Length: 90'
Country: France
Year: 2018
Language(s): English
Premiere status (in January 2018) : World Premiere
VdR edition : 2018


Kaspar Glarner
Luc Quelin
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Watch the film on the Media Library, from 13 April to 21 July 2018, only for Industry accredited professionals.