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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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Credited cast:
Vadim Glowna ...
Johann Sebastian Bach
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Friedrich II. von Preußen (Frederick II of Prussia)
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Prinzessin Amalie
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Friedemann 'Frieder' Bach
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Emanuel Bach
Antje Westermann ...
Johanna Bach
Detlev Buck ...
Zollbeamter (customs-officer)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michel Cassagne ...
Voltaire
Patrice-Luc Doumeyrou ...
Maupertuis
Bernard Liègme ...
Lakai Stumm
Daniel Lommatzsch ...
Stadtbote
Henning Peker ...
Königsbote
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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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8 April 2004 (Germany)  »

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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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Bach to the drawing board
2 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film back at the 2005 Palm Springs International Film Festival and being interested in historical subject matter and in classical music I perhaps entered into this with too much expectations. This movie did nothing for me. I thought this would be a good opportunity to have a great soundtrack of Bach music but most of the music in it is by the film's soundtrack composer Frederic Devreese. Good period costuming and set design. Vadim Glowna is excellent as Johann Sebastian Bach. This film was shot on Super 16 and printed to 35mm and almost all of this film is shot with hand held cameras. I could only muster up a Fair rating for my review. I would give this a 5.5 on a scale of 10 and I could not recommend it.


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