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Impromptu (1991)

 -  Biography | Comedy | Music  -  May 1991 (USA)
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In 1830s France, pianist/composer Frédéric Chopin is pursued romantically by the determined, individualistic woman who uses the name George Sand.

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Novelist George Sand ('Judy Davis') falls in love with composer Frédéric Chopin (Hugh Grant). She tries to profess her love for him at a weekend hosted by a pretentious, artistically minded duchess for famous musicians, artists, and writers of the day. The gentle and sickly Chopin is wary of the outspoken Sand, but finds himself strangely drawn to her, as well. Written by Liza Esser <essereli@student.msu.edu>

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Chopin - min elskede  »

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Malfie: You promised to love me.
George: I didn't promise to succeed.
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Version of The Children of the Century (1999) See more »

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Symphony No. 6 In F
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Romantic, Genuine, Gorgeous, Remarkable
27 January 2004 | by (amsterdam) – See all my reviews

It doesn't happen often that one knows the portrayed characters better than the cast, however star studded this production is.

And it is amazing what they all achieve ! These great actors really come close of BEING the Sand, Liszt, d'Agoult & Chopin you think you know after reading and listening as much as possible about them.

It's a costume drama which is nicely tuned down, no need for grand sets when the principal & supporting cast is so flamboyant and magnificent.

Of course, the music for the soundtrack is a pure delight too. Is all truly marvelous then ? Well, alright, the accents of Chopin & especially Liszt were ludicrous. Liszt was raised speaking French, and never managed to utter more then one sentence in his 'native' Hungarian. Stylized Chopin was brought up in the aristocratic circles of Poland, knowing the French language better then his 'own' tongue.

Silly, but forgivable, since it is the only flaw in this wonderful film. Thank you Judy Davis, Bernadette Peters, Julian Sands, Hugh Grant, Randy Patinkin; and of course Sand, Liszt, d'Agoult, Chopin, Delacroix...


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