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Immortal Beloved -- Gary Oldman stars in this tale of a man of genius, a woman of passion and the mystery of a lifetime. The untold story of Ludwig van Beethoven.
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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)

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?

Anthony Hopkins was the original choice to play Beethoven.See more »
Factual errors: At his first public recital, Ludwig was eight years-old (some sources report seven) and his father announced him as six, yet the movie conveys, via voiceover, that Ludwig was "12 and his father told the court he was nine".See more »
Anton Felix Schindler:Do you know the name Ludwig van Beethoven?
Frau Streicher:The composer?
Anton Felix Schindler:Yes.
Frau Streicher:I knew him.
Anton Felix Schindler:Did he ever stay here?
Frau Streicher:Are you a policeman?
Anton Felix Schindler:No.
Frau Streicher:Then I will not answer your questions.
Anton Felix Schindler:Oh, please, I'm trying to conclude his affairs.
Frau Streicher:Ah, van Beethoven is dead?
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23 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
mysterious Beethoven biopic, 1 February 2005
Author: didi-5 from United Kingdom

Bernard Rose's superior film about the life of Ludwig van Beethoven takes as its central premise a mention in the composer's will of an 'immortal beloved', identity unknown. So far, so intriguing.

With the casting of versatile British actor Gary Oldman as Beethoven, there was potential for a lot of depth of character (which we get, as the passage of time convinces throughout as Beethoven moves from skirt-chasing youth to crabby and deaf old age).

Also impressive within the cast are Jeroen Krabbé as Schindler, Johanna ter Steege as Johanna Reiss, and Isabella Rossellini as Anna Marie Erdody. What could have been a stodgy film is buoyed up greatly by their presence, but it is the central performance of Oldman which counts (he really is a peerless performer of real-life characters - Sid Vicious, Joe Orton, Lee Harvey Oswald ...).

My only gripe would be that the music is sometimes given short shrift, but when it is there, it is wonderful. You get the emotional impact in the snatches of sonatas, symphonies and concertos you hear - but it would have been nice to acknowledge that the film was about a creative artist and musician and let us hear a bit more of his work!

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