The Third Richard

The Third Richard

A documentary film by Danny Mulheron and Sara Stretton about a lost composer - Richard Fuchs. The film features the music of Richard Fuchs.

Richard Fuchs was a composer believed by his father to be the third Richard, successor to Strauss and Wagner.

He loved German culture above all others. Unfortunately German culture hated him. His music was banned by the Nazis and he was banished, so he flees to the last bus stop in the world, the booming monotone of New Zealand in the 1940s. No longer persecuted, just ignored. A man out of place and out of time. An enemy in Germany because he was Jewish and enemy alien in war-time New Zealand because he was German.

Sixty years after his death his work is getting international acclaim. Danny Mulheron, his grandson discovers the life and work of Richard Fuchs.

Directed by Danny Mulheron and Sara Stretton
Produced by Sara Stretton

The film has already enjoyed a successful theatrical season at the Paramount Theatre in Wellington, and will be screening at other NZ locations over the coming months.
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The Third Richard is also available to purchase on DVD for NZ$35.00
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