Rhythm Is It!

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Rhythm Is It!
Directed by Thomas Grube
Enrique Sánchez Lansch
Starring Simon Rattle
Royston Maldoom
Cinematography René Dame
Marcus Winterbauer
Release dates
Running time
100 minutes
Country Germany
Language German

Rhythm Is It! is a 2004 German documentary film directed by Thomas Grube and Enrique Sánchez Lansch. The film documents a project undertaken by the Berlin Philharmonic principal conductor Simon Rattle and choreographer Royston Maldoom who decided to popularize classical music by staging a performance of Igor Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring with a cast of 250 children recruited from Berlin's public schools.[1]

In Germany the film was released in theaters in September 2004 and by February 2005 it sold 400,000 tickets. The film also won several prizes, including two for Best Editing and Best Documentary at the 2005 German Film Awards.[2]


Year Awarding Body Award Nominee(s) Result
020050 Bavarian Film Awards0 Best Documentary0 Thomas Grube
Enrique Sánchez Lansch0
02005 German Film Awards Best Editing Dirk Grau
Martin Hoffmann
Best Documentary Uwe Dierks
Thomas Grube
Andrea Thilo


  1. Deming, Mark. "Rhythm Is It!". Allmovie. Retrieved 7 March 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Awards for Rhythm Is It!". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 7 March 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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