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Copying Beethoven

IMDb 6.8 104 min
Genre:
Drama, Music, Biography
Stars:
Diane Kruger, Ed Harris, Phyllida Law, Matyelok Gibbs, Ralph Riach, Bill Stewart, Angus Barnett, Viktoria Dihen
Director:
Agnieszka Holland
Country:
United States, West Germany, Hungary
Rating:
7.1 / 25 times
Release:
2006-10-19
Synopsis:
Vienna, 1824. In the days before the first performance of the Ninth Symphony, Beethoven needs help with copying out the charts, so a promising student of composition, Anna Holtz, 23, is sent to assist him. She not only aids the transcription of the notes, she provides guidance from the orchestra pit as Beethoven conducts the work's debut. During the next two years, the final ones of Beethoven's life, Anna provides assistance to the deaf, temperamental, ailing man. In return, he tutors her in composition and explains to her the ideas and principles of Romanticism. He tries to speak for God.