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Beethoven Lives Upstairs (1992)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Drama | Family  -  1992 (USA)
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A young boy learns to appreciate the music of his upstairs boarder, Ludwig Van Beethoven.

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Credited cast:
Neil Munro ...
Illya Woloshyn ...
Christoph
Fiona Reid ...
Mother
Paul Soles ...
Mr. Schindler
Albert Schultz ...
Uncle Kurt
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Sophie(Maid)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luca Ackerman ...
Street Boy
Ross Conkey ...
Street Boy
David Foote ...
Street Boy
J. Hanus Jr. ...
Prince's Rider
Lubomír Kostelka ...
Waiter
Murray Lipton ...
Quartet Member
...
Musician
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Young Christoph is convinced his mother has rented out the upstairs room to a madman. That boarder is Ludwig Van Beethoven who is busy composing his Ninth Symphony, one of his greatest works. The boy and the cantankerously eccentric deaf composer eventually meet and Christoph begins to see the softer side of Beethoven as his music begins to win the boy over. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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worthwhile kid's-eye view of Beethoven
23 June 2002 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

This movie was told from the point of view of a child, as the title implies, and I believe it largely succeeds for that audience. It's easy to see how a child would find this imposing man frightening - he bosses people around and gets away with it, he's loud, he's peculiar, and he's very angry. The journey for the boy is from fear to awe, and seeing that the Beethoven's pain and struggle had a purpose: it was not madness at all.

This is not a comprehensive portrayal of Beethoven, but shows younger viewers that people are not always what they appear, and are worth understanding. It also shows that great accomplishments sometimes have a high price associated with them.

I found this movie while channel surfing, and it held my attention partially because it made frequent use of Beethoven's wonderful music.


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