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For Those About To Rock. The Story of Rodrigo and Gabriela

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"Passionate about music from a young age, Rodrigo and Gabriela were lucky enough to discover each other as teenagers in Mexico City, forging one of the most successful musical duos performing today. Music journalist turned filmmaker Alexandro Franco takes us through their fairytale rise, as they leave Mexico to prove themselves in Europe, arriving in Dublin in the late 90s as the Celtic Tiger was roaring. Whilst their phenomenal talent was obvious from the start, they had to prove themselves through old fashioned hard work... But they soon attracted a huge raft of admirers, drawn to their distinctive acoustic style - a blend of flamenco, heavy metal, and rock. An uplifting story of how talent and hard work can fulfil your wildest dreams." Sheffield Doc/ Fest


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Running Time
87 mins
Alejandro Franco
Alejandro Franco

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Last updated 16th June 2015

Production Company

Mexico, Ireland, France, Cuba, Belgium, USA, UK coproduction


Grupo Sentido
Ana Luisa Mesta