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Il était une fois Jean-Sébastien Bach (2003)

J.S. BACH: THE MUSIC, THE LIFE, THE LEGEND is a dramatic look at the life of Johann Sebastian Bach, a man who dedicated his life to the service of music.
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Christian Vadim ...
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Jean-Christophe Bach
Daniel Duault ...
Le duc de Weimar
Gwenaël Foucher ...
Alain Floret ...
Monsieur Buxtehüde
Jean Léger ...
Le pasteur d'Arnstadt
Raphaëlle Lenoble ...
Alexandra Buxtehüde
Annette Schreiber ...
Margaretha Bach
Patrick Colucci
Patrick Tessari
Alain Courtioux
Michael Berreby
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The film opens with a young Johann Sebastian Bach. , who has just been struck by the first of several painful blows of fate , because he is an orphan at age ten so he is seen walking with his older brother since he will live with him . Bach will learn from his older brother because he is also a professional musician . Bach eventually strikes out on his own and takes the first of several professional music positions . Eventually tragedy strikes him a second time but Bach responds by making more music that , as time has tested it well , has several centuries later still not only stood the test of time but become part of the classical musical world's pantheon. , as proven by so many of his pieces being played year after year on multiple continents . Written by Philip K

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I love this movie!
11 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

J.S. Bach is my favorite composer and this movie explored his life in a way I never took the time to do myself.

I ran into this movie by accident and it was a pleasant surprise.

I now have a great appreciation of the man behind the music.

It also gives a hint of what it was like for people of his time - a nice period piece.

For example: I didn't even know he had married.

Another example: I didn't know he was incarcerated. Hmm... ex con? That's not really descriptive of his incarceration, but a fun twist on this footnote!

It's a must see for any J.S. Bach fan!


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