The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Beside all the work he is known for, the composer once wrote a famous love letter to a nameless beloved and the movie tries to find... See full summary »
Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory, apparently playing themselves, share their lives over the course of an evening meal at a restaurant. Gregory, a theater director from New York, is the more ... See full summary »
British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than advertised, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways.
The story begins with the composer's father Leopold with whom Mozart conducted a passionate and tortured correspondence. It is Leopold who knows Mozart's secrets. And there is another voice... See full summary »
Most enjoyable, on original locations that in themselves already greatly support the accuracy of emotionally experiencing Mozart's life, it is brought to unequaled aliveness - due also to the profound understanding and love and sense of beauty, that creator and director, Marcel Bluwal most obviously possesses for Mozart and the life that Mozart was immersed in. He lets Bantzer and Bouquet (resp. Mozart, and his father) - far better than in any other movie since - bring out the truly difficult emotional connections, that any very productive talent of the highest caliber, like Mozart, has - (emotions for and from interacting) with the 'outside world.' And - as opposed to in Milos Forman's unfortunately better known "Amadeus" movie - Marcel Bluwal in his 1982 three part Mozart movie for TV, does it accurately, and to profound emotional impact. Added to that the capture of all that, by superb camera and lighting work, and great attention to historic detail with an excellent choice of music - makes it indeed a truly advisable experience for anyone who loves Mozart's music.
Koos Nolst Trenite - 31 July 2009
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