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My Name Is Bach (2003)

Mein Name ist Bach (original title)
Composer Johann Sebastian Bach is introduced to King Frederick II of Prussia in 1747. The aging composer and the young monarch clash and a battle of egos ensues.

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Vadim Glowna ...
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Friedemann 'Frieder' Bach
Paul Herwig ...
Emanuel Bach
Antje Westermann ...
Johanna Bach
Detlev Buck ...
Zollbeamter (customs-officer)
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Michel Cassagne ...
Patrice-Luc Doumeyrou ...
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Bernard Liègme ...
Lakai Stumm
Daniel Lommatzsch ...
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Henning Peker ...
Königsbote
Hans-Michael Rehberg ...
Medikus
Joachim Tomaschewsky ...
Hofarzt
Gilles Tschudi ...
Sekretär Goltz
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Composer Johann Sebastian Bach is introduced to King Frederick II of Prussia in 1747. The aging composer and the young monarch clash and a battle of egos ensues.

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In her conversation with Friedemann, Amalie says that she is only 17. The story takes place in 1747. The real Amalie was born in 1723, so she was in fact 24 years old. See more »

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Beautiful music and clothes
26 July 2004 | by (Lausanne) – See all my reviews

The music is excellent. Of course. The clothes are designed by Vivienne Westwood. They only can be beautiful. Besides these facts, the movie won the Best Picture Award at the Swiss Film Prize. I found the story sometimes boring and quite long. On the other hand, the actors are all doing a great job. One last comment about the madness-and-"gayness" of one character. It could actually be taken out of the plot: it's too much and doesn't bring anything to the movie, to my point of view...


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