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Mozart's Sister (2010)

Nannerl, la soeur de Mozart (original title)
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A reimagined account of the early life of Maria Anna 'Nannerl' Mozart, five years older than Wolfgang, and a musical prodigy in her own right.

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Nannerl Mozart
Marc Barbé ...
Léopold Mozart
Delphine Chuillot ...
Anna-Maria Mozart
David Moreau ...
Clovis Fouin ...
Le Dauphin
Lisa Féret ...
Louise de France
Valentine Duval ...
Victorie de France
Adèle Leprêtre ...
Mona Heftre ...
Madame Van Eyck
Salomé Stévenin ...
Isabelle d'Aubusson
Julien Féret ...
Maître de musique abbaye
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Maître de musique Versailles
Océane Jubert ...
Marie-Josèphe de Saxe
Arthur Tos ...
Hugues le Tourneur
René Féret ...
Le professeur de musique
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Beginning in 1763, the film follows the Mozart family's exhausting life on the road, traveling by coach from one royal court to the next, where the nobility marvel at young Wolfgang's prodigious talent. But accomplished singer, harpsichordist, violinist Nannerl, Wolfgang's elder by five years, first held forth as the family's infant prodigy. At the film begins, she is still performing, though overshadowed and sidelined as accompanist by Wolfgang's growing fame. Her father bows to social strictures "for her own good," refusing to let her continue with the violin or compose, while privately conceding Nannerl's talent to his wife. No longer a precocious tot, Nannerl chafes at the limitations imposed by her gender and frets about her prospects. Written by Palm Springs Internation Film Festival

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$34,046 (USA) (19 August 2011)

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$706,622 (USA) (17 February 2012)
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Near the opening of the film, Nannerl tells Louise that she is 14, almost fifteen. This place the action in the winter of 1765-66. While the character Louise says she is 13, the real Louise would have been 28 years old. In fact, the princess return to court from the Abbey of Fontevraud in 1750, the year before Nannerl's birth. See more »

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An unfortunate waste of good material
4 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This could have been a much better movie than it turned out to be. The premise is obvious from almost the very beginning: Mozart's sister Nannerl had talent as a musician and composer, but it was put under a barrel by her domineering father, who chose to devote all his energies to promoting the career of her younger brother, the unquestioned genius WA Mozart. Boring because obvious - unless something interesting had been done with it.

And that is the problem with this movie. Nothing was ever really interesting. The characters were almost all shy and retiring. That may be realistic, but it doesn't make for an interesting movie. Remember the very strong characters created in Amadeus, and contrast them with 1) Nannerl Mozart, 2) Mozart and Nannerl's mother, 3) the daughter of Louis XIV who befriends Nannerl, 4) Louis XV, etc. They were all of the shy, retiring type. That doesn't make for a dynamic movie.

There are never any great dramatic scenes between Nannerl and her father where she complains about the attention lavished only on her younger brother. Indeed, there is precious little real drama here. Just a lot of shy, unhappy characters caught in their shyness. It's hard to get involved with that.

There was nothing wrong with the acting, and everything wrong with the script. It should have been thrown out and replaced with one that created interesting, dynamic characters that made Nannerl's (perhaps) unfair treatment come alive and engage the audience. That didn't happen.

The costumes and sets are nice. But if the sound were turned off, you'd miss nothing of interest.


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