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Mahler on the Couch (2010)
"Mahler auf der Couch" (original title)

 -  Biography | Drama  -  May 2012 (USA)
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Alma Mahler's affair with the young architect Walter Gropius sets in motion a marital drama that forces her husband Gustav Mahler to seek advice from Sigmund Freud.

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Alma Mahler's affair with the young architect Walter Gropius sets in motion a marital drama that forces her husband Gustav Mahler to seek advice from Sigmund Freud.

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This is the second film concerning Alma Schindler and Gustav Mahler's love affair in which Johannes Silberschneider has acted in; the first was Bride of the Wind (2001), in which he portrayed Alma's music teacher and lover Alexander von Zemlinsky, who Alma would leave to marry Gustav Mahler. In this film, Silberschneider plays Mahler. See more »

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Symphony 5 - Fourth Movement
Written by Gustav Mahler
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This film could do with some therapy of its own.
3 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mahler On The Couch is not a German gem. It is a stylistic nightmare of zooms and novelty shots that make it almost unbearable to watch. Adlon Brother's period drama focuses Gustav Mahler seeking advice from Sigmund Freud about his cheating wife.

I will admit that I was not overly exited about the content of the film. If I was more interested in Mahler or Freud I might have been able to see this film as glass half full instead of glass completely empty. I even thought that maybe I would become more interested in one of them because of the film. Unfortunately the films style was so distracting I was almost to disgusted to pay attention to the story at all.

The actors were all apparently trying to channel Klaus Kinski and in doing so give some of the most over dramatic performances I have seen. I understand that having an unfaithful wife could be frustrating but the way it comes through on the screen just made me roll my eyes. I am not saying in anyway that the actors in this film are talentless but Brother's directing misses on almost every mark.

If you love over dramatic, wordy, historical dramas you might like Mahler On The Couch, I however did not.

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