Cello Hiki no Gauche (1982)

Gauche the Cellist

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Serohiki no Goshu, Gorsch the Cellist
Japanese: セロ弾きのゴーシュ
English: Gauche the Cellist
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 23, 1982
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Oh! Production
Source: Book
Genres: Award WinningAward Winning, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Theme: MusicMusic
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 1 hr. 3 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


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Ranked: #48102
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The story concerns Gauche, a professional cellist. During rehearsals for a performance, he is scolded by the conductor because his playing is not good enough. His timing is off and he seems to have no "feel" for the music.

Gauche returns to his lonely cottage and starts practicing. Then a cat enters who tricks him into understanding the inner meaning of the music. The importance of practice is shown by a cuckoo, rhythm by a badger and tenderness by a mouse. In four days he learns the true meaning and feeling of music and develops into a great musician.

Laced with popular classical music this special combines fun and inspiration for all ages and audiences.

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Winner of the 1981 Oofuji Noburou Award at the Mainichi Film Awards.

Characters & Voice Actors




Amenomori, Masashi




Takahata, Isao
Director, Screenplay
Urakami, Yasuo
Sound Director
Miyazawa, Kenji
Original Creator
Aihara, Nobuhiro
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Jan 18, 2009
Classical music really does have some good stuff with it.

Gauche the Cellist is a movie that tells the story of a guy named Goshu that just tries his best to be a better cellist player. His hopes are put down by the conductor that's managing the orchestra. Surely, this was a big downer for Goshu. Being bad already and out of tune at playing his instrument, he doesn't get any support from anyone at all. He then decides to practice harder back at his cabin so he can prove his master wrong. As he does, random animals appears out of nowhere. That's where the fun ...
Nov 4, 2009
Simple. Wonderful. Beautiful. Comforting like a hot mug of hot chocolate in front of a warm fire! A rarely seen Takahata gem. A film any musician should appreciate.
Dec 21, 2011
The movie is not too popular I guess since its very old now (1982). But its a Ghibli movie so one would be attracted just by the Ghibli tag to watch it once. The same happened with me as well. While searching for music genre I accidentally came across this movie. But was really glad that I did. So a few thoughts on the movie now:

Story [9/10]: The story is rather simple actually. Based in the countryside of Japan in the era of the 80s. Goshu is a Cello player in a choir. Always making mistakes on some of the fine playing whenever the choir ...

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