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Immortal Beloved -- Gary Oldman stars in this biography of the musical great Ludwig Van Beethoven.  IMMORTAL BELOVED is a story of rises and falls, loves and losses, outrages and small kindness from a man of extraordinary (and sometimes secret) passions.
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6 January 1995 (USA) See more »
The genius behind the music. The madness behind the man. The untold love story of Ludwig von Beethoven.
The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Beside all the work he is known for, the composer... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gary Oldman ... Ludwig van Beethoven

Jeroen Krabbé ... Anton Felix Schindler

Isabella Rossellini ... Anna Marie Erdödy

Johanna ter Steege ... Johanna Reiss

Marco Hofschneider ... Karl van Beethoven

Miriam Margolyes ... Nanette Streicherová

Barry Humphries ... Clemens Metternich

Valeria Golino ... Giulietta Guicciardi
Gerard Horan ... Nikolaus Johann van Beethoven

Christopher Fulford ... Kaspar Anton Carl van Beethoven
Alexandra Pigg ... Therese Obermayer
Luigi Diberti ... Franz Josef Guicciardi

Michael Culkin ... Jakob Hotscevar

Donal Gibson ... Karl Holz
Matthew North ... Young Karl van Beethoven
Geno Lechner ... Josephine von Brunsvik
Claudia Solti ... Theresa von Brunsvik
Rory Edwards ... Wenzel Robert von Gallenberg
Hannes Flaschberger ... Joseph Deym

Leo Faulkner ... Young Ludwig van Beethoven

Fintan McKeown ... Johann van Beethoven, Sr
Everton Nelson ... George Bridgetower
Sandra Voe ... Marie Fröhlich

Bernard Rose ... Elector Max Friedrich
Jindra Petráková ... Lilo Braun

Marek Vasut ... Custody policeman
Hugo Kaminský ... Magistrate
Stanislav Behal ... Ignaz Schuppanzigh
Arnostka Mohelská ... Suzanna Guicciardi
Stepan Hlatky ... Zoltan
Gordon Lovitt ... Metternich's flunky
Anna Kolinska ... Fritzi Erdödy
Ruby Rose ... Mimi Erdödy
Johan Kolinsky ... August Erdödy
Josef Kolínský ... August Erdödy
Jan Kuzelka ... Country policeman
Barbora Srncová ... Erdödy's servant
Bruce Davey ... Artillery captain
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jan Censký ... Captain (uncredited)
Tomás Hanák ... Jacob Raicz (uncredited)
Stanislav Hybler ... Sergeant (uncredited)
Ladislav Kazda ... Landlord (uncredited)
Jirí Patocka ... Pock-marked tramp (uncredited)
Petr Pospíchal ... Thin man (uncredited)
Pavel Vondruska ... Aristocrat (uncredited)
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Directed by
Bernard Rose 
Writing credits
Bernard Rose (written by)

Produced by
Bruce Davey .... producer
Stephen McEveety .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Peter Suschitzky (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Dan Rae 
Casting by
Marion Dougherty 
Production Design by
Jirí Hlupý 
Art Direction by
John Myhre (supervising art director)
Olga Rosenfelderova 
Costume Design by
Maurizio Millenotti 
Makeup Department
Ivana Chlostova .... makeup artist
Grazia De Rossi .... head hair stylist
Italo Di Pinto .... hair stylist
Enrico Iacoponi .... makeup artist
Alessandra Sforza .... makeup artist
Fabrizio Sforza .... makeup designer
Jirí Farkas .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Bobo Sobotka .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Chris Silver Finigan .... production manager
Jaroslav Kucera .... production manager: Czech Republic
Jim Lemley .... production manager
Ivan Stefka .... unit manager: Czech Republic
Jan Balzer .... production supervisor (uncredited)
Katerina Schauerová .... production supervisor (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Trey Batchelor .... second assistant director
Lee Cleary .... first assistant director
Kenneth Michael .... second second assistant director
Oldrich Mach .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Milan Babik .... assistant props
Gary Dawson .... stand-by props
Marek Hlupy .... assistant art director
Michael Kraus .... assistant props
Vladimir Planansky .... assistant art director
Karel Vanásek .... property master
Jan Vlasák .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Bob Beher .... foley editor
Bill W. Benton .... sound re-recording mixer
James Beshears .... adr editor
Rick Bozeat .... background effects editor
Chris Carpenter .... sound re-recording mixer
Tomas Choura .... cable person
Clayton Collins .... dialogue editor
Peter Glossop .... sound mixer
Sarah Goldsmith .... dialogue editor
Doug Hemphill .... sound re-recording mixer (as D.M. Hemphill)
Philip A. Hess .... foley editor
Hilda Hodges .... foley artist
Nigel Holland .... sound designer
Nigel Holland .... sound supervisor
Chris Jargo .... adr supervisor
Dave McMoyler .... additional sound (as David McMoyler)
Shaun Mills .... boom operator
Michelle Pazer .... assistant sound editor
Vic Radulich .... sound effects editor
John Roesch .... foley artist
Anne Sawyer .... assistant sound editor
Christopher Sheldon .... foley supervisor
Bill Voigtlander .... adr editor
Kim Waugh .... digital recordist
Mary Jo Lang .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Philip D. Morrill .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Carolyn Tapp .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Ian Corbould .... special effects assistant
Paul Corbould .... special effects assistant
Garth Inns .... special effects coordinator
Jirí Zavrel .... special effects assistant
Barbora Kolarova .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Steven Warner .... special effects trainee (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Isa Alsup .... computer graphics supervisor
Tricia Henry Ashford .... visual effects executive producer (as Tricia Ashford)
Andrew Eio .... motion control supervisor
David Fuhrer .... digital artist: CFC
Rob Hodgson .... composite artist
Steven T Puri .... visual effects producer
Stuart Robertson .... visual effects supervisor
Janek Sirrs .... composite artist
Christopher Walsh .... computer animator
Eric Withee .... digital film technician: RGA/LA (uncredited)
Leo Stransky .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Adolf Borl .... rigger
Ivan Chalupa .... best boy grip
Sandra Dillon .... camera intern
Charlie Freess .... key grip
Jean-Yves Freess .... dolly grip
Artur Frys .... rigger
Michel Garçon .... generator operator
Pal Gyulay .... chief lighting technician
Keith Hamshere .... still photographer
Rawdon Hayne .... first assistant camera
Lukas Klika .... electrician
Zdenek Manych .... playback operator
Jan Ptacek .... rigger
Miroslav Ptack .... rigger (as Miroslav Ptacek)
Patrick Renault .... rigging gaffer
Lubos Simecek .... assistant chief lighting technician
Pavel Stark .... electrician
Petr Sulc .... electrician
Adam Suschitzky .... second assistant camera
Jiri Svenha .... electrician
Jaroslav Ungr .... grip
Jirí Vrána .... electrician
Petr Zavrel .... video assist operator
Jaroslav Zeman .... grip
Daryn Okada .... additional photographer (uncredited)
Casting Department
Petr Hartl .... casting: Czech Republic
Jina Jay .... casting associate: England
Lucie Stocková .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Pierre Bechir .... tailor
Rosemary Burrows .... wardrobe supervisor
Giovanni Casalnuovo .... assistant costume designer (as Gianni Casalnuovo)
Alfonsina Lettieri .... assistant costume designer
Zuzana Máchová .... costumer
Mila Vyborny .... costumer
Bela Friedlová .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
David Orr .... color timer
Warren Paeff .... assistant film editor
Diana Seel .... assistant film editor
Tom Forletta .... colorist: final video (uncredited)
Music Department
Dean Beville .... music editor
Georg Solti .... musical director (as Sir Georg Solti)
John Stronach .... music supervisor
Richard King .... music scoring engineer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Jiri Husak .... transportation captain
Mike Kreinbrink .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Eva Z. Cabrera .... script supervisor
Sabrina Calley .... assistant production coordinator
Diane Chittell .... production coordinator
Kyle Cooper .... title designer
Susan d'Arcy .... publicist
Penny Dyer .... dialect coach
Joy Ellison .... dialect coach: Ms. Rossellini
Zdenek Fiala .... location manager
Marie Grochová .... production secretary
Monika Hanzlikova .... production assistant
Lil Heyman .... production coordinator
Charles Kaye .... executive assistant: to Sir Georg Solti
George Komrower .... production assistant
Jana Kraliková .... unit interpreter
Martin Krauka .... production assistant
Shauna L. Kroen .... production accountant
Lucienne Lane .... assistant: Mr. Oldman
Alena Lichvarov .... production secretary
Ingrid Mohelska .... unit interpreter
Daniela Pavlova .... unit interpreter
Silvia Ranfagni .... assistant: Mr. Millenotti
Lisa Roberts .... researcher
Katarina Slampova .... assistant: Mr. Rose (as Katarina Slampová)
Ken Smith .... piano consultant
Ivana Stefková .... assistant to production managers
Petr Stemberk .... assistant location manager
Jessica Stoltz .... accounting clerk
Ian Stone .... production assistant
Zuzana Strejckov .... assistant to production managers (as Zuzana Strejcková)
Sinclair Tenenbaum .... legal services: Olesiuk & Co. Inc.
Samantha Thomas .... assistant to producers
Ian Townsend .... piano tutor: Mr. Oldman
Dita Valentinova .... unit interpreter
Bonnie F. Watkins .... assistant: Mr. Davey
Tristan Whalley .... international publicist
Sandra L. Yeary .... assistant accountant
Joëlle François .... press attache: France (uncredited)
Nelly Jencíková .... financial supervisor (uncredited)
Anne Lara .... press attache: France (uncredited)
Michal Prikryl .... location coordinator: Prague (uncredited)
Michal Prikryl .... location manager: Prague (uncredited)
Steven T Puri .... title producer (uncredited)
Jiri Tichacek .... assistant accounting (uncredited)
Gerardo Sacco .... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for scenes of violence and sexuality
121 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
SDDS (8 channels) | Dolby Digital
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Did You Know?

Beethoven's doctor ordered him to spend the summer of 1812 at the spa in Teplitz. It is certain that he was at Teplitz when he wrote a love letter to his "Immortal Beloved." Her identity has long been a subject of debate with possible candidates including Julie Guicciardi, Therese Malfatti, Josephine Brunsvik, and Antonie Brentano.See more »
Factual errors: Beethoven's estate was not willed to his Immortal Beloved.See more »
Ludwig van Beethoven:[sitting secluded in a darkened corner, Miss Guicciardi does not notice him at first] Hello.
Giulietta Guicciardi:[startled, she doesn't realize who she is speaking to] Oh... I didn't see you. I have to go back.
[she turns to leave]
Ludwig van Beethoven:[he gets up] Oh... you are leaving me to go back to that ass who plays like a kitchen maid, all clipped and staccato.
Giulietta Guicciardi:This music is beautiful.
Ludwig van Beethoven:You must be Giulia Guicciardi. I hear there's quite a contest for your charms.
Giulietta Guicciardi:Sir you're rude and offensive. I'm leaving.
[she begins to walk away]
Ludwig van Beethoven:[calling after her] Do you play the piano?
Giulietta Guicciardi:[she stops] What?
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Movie Connections:
References Citizen Kane (1941)See more »
Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92See more »


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56 out of 65 people found the following review useful.
Yet Another Mis-Interpreted Wonderful Film..., 28 June 1999
Author: studiojudio from Northeastern USA

Once again, a film of such glory fell on deaf ears - no pun intended - in this country. I have spent hours reading reviews on this film, stating how awful it was, because it was not true to the real Beethoven's life.... Well, I believe that early on in my life, I learned about some- thing called "Poetic License"....and, in fact, this film IS, basically, a poem. The movie is BASED on a letter that Beethoven actually DID write, to his mystery lover. No one knows, for sure, who the woman really was. And, this is simply a beautiful interpretation of someone's dream of who she COULD'VE been.

This was regarded as an AWFUL thing to do, by many Beethoven authorities - and by people who simply DOUBTED.

Yet, what went overlooked because of these critics' lack of open-mindedness - was an exquisite blend of glorious music, and SUPREME acting.

Once again, Mr. Oldman gave a performance like no other actor in the world can quite match. His style, sensitivity, and

genius as the Tragic Beethoven, was magnificent.

Jeroen Krabbe's portrayal of Anton Schindler, Beethoven's friend and champion - was marvelous.

Johanna ter Steege - who portrayed Johanna, Beethoven's sister- in-law - was exquisite. Why did they ignore HER? It would've been nice to have her stay here, rather than return to her Dutch homeland - to become a major motion picture star, as well. She had one special attribute - she could ACT.

The sets, costuming, sound, and editing were all BEAUTIFUL. But the film was ignored.

Above all, however, Gary Oldman's performance ranked among the best in the world - but it, too, was ignored.

Give the film another chance. It deserves FAR more than it GOT. It was, simply, beautiful...

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