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The extra terrestrial orchestra

Imanol Zinkunegi, Joseba Ponce
Harkaitz Cano, Eneko Olasagasti
Lotura Films, Jarraituz Filmak
Joseba Ponce
70 min

When Manu was a kid he fell platonically in love with the great pianist Stella Panini and has been dying to meet her ever since. In an attempt to make his lifelong dream come true, and following the advice of a rather shady character, Stefano Salegi (who later becomes his manager), he decides to form an orchestra. But as well as being a tenacious dreamer, Manu is also an outsider who has trouble finding his place in the world, as is evident in his choice of musical instrument: a broom. However, this does not stop him from bringing together a unique band of quirky musicians made up of a double-bass player whose armpits start to itch when she gets nervous, a pair of twins who play all kinds of wind instruments and have a supernatural sense of smell, a moustached countertenor and a percussionist who does his best to play a triangle which an annoying goldfinch keeps insisting on using as a perch. They are accompanied by a goat, much like those often seen with travelling gypsies, which has an amazing ability to climb right up to the top of a step ladder.


The main character. Manu sets up an orchestra in order to achieve his dream of meeting the renowned pianist Stella Panini. It is an orchestra that he will conduct with the help of his peculiar instrument, the broom.


Ice-cream seller and great operatic countertenor.


The double bassist of the group.
She suffers from sudden chronic itching in her armpits that often causes her to interrupt her performance during a concert.


A percussionist. Osoki is always accompanied by his sidekick. a goldfinch with the annoying habit of perching on the triangle just as Osoki is about to hit it.


They play all kinds of wind instruments.
They are accompanied at all times by a goat called President. the greatest diva of them all who, in the style of the classical travelling gypsy shows, has perfected the art of ladder climbing, a feat she performs at the most inappropriate moments.


The antagonist. A self-proclaimed ex-violinist who is also the manager of 'The Extra Terrestrial Orchestra'.

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