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Immortal Beloved (1994)

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The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Besides all the work he is known for, the composer once wrote a famous love letter to a nameless beloved, and the movie tries to ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Oldman ... Ludwig van Beethoven
Jeroen Krabbé ... Anton Felix Schindler
Isabella Rossellini ... Anna Marie Erdödy
Johanna ter Steege ... Johanna Reiss
Marco Hofschneider ... Karl van Beethoven
Miriam Margolyes ... Nanette Streicherová
Barry Humphries ... Clemens Metternich
Valeria Golino ... Giulietta Guicciardi
Gerard Horan ... Nikolaus Johann van Beethoven
Christopher Fulford ... Kaspar Anton Carl van Beethoven
Alexandra Pigg ... Therese Obermayer
Luigi Diberti ... Franz Josef Guicciardi
Michael Culkin ... Jakob Hotscevar
Donal Gibson ... Karl Holz
Matthew North Matthew North ... Young Karl van Beethoven
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Storyline

The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Besides all the work he is known for, the composer once wrote a famous love letter to a nameless beloved, and the movie tries to find out who this beloved was--not easy, as Beethoven has had many women in his life. Written by Smoothhoney1265

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Although he was deaf, he made music the way he made love. See more »


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Rated R for scenes of violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

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Language:

English | Hungarian

Release Date:

27 January 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amada inmortal See more »

Filming Locations:

Kromeríz, Czech Republic See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$120,108, 18 December 1994

Gross USA:

$9,914,409

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,914,409
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The weather was so hot while filming the funeral scene that some extras fainted. See more »

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Beethoven's estate was not willed to his Immortal Beloved. See more »

Quotes

Ludwig van Beethoven: A little test!
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Connections

References Barry Lyndon (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Sonata No. 14 (Quasi una fantasia) in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2 'Mondschein (Moonlight)'
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Murray Perahia
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absolutely lovely
17 May 2007 | by tierneyeuropeSee all my reviews

I can't believe I missed this gem at the movies, Oldman is just brilliant, his sheer charisma and presence in some scenes take the attention immediately and unfairly from others without him uttering a word first. The only fault I could find with this beautifully directed movie, was not enough of Beethovens music, the only time we really get to hear it fully is the wonderful scene at the end with his ninth symphony. The scene as well of a young Beethoven fleeing from his drunken father, and then floating in the pool of stars as the choral part of the symphony erupts, bought me to tears and will remain with me forever. The movie is incredible and the Academy awards should collectively hang their heads in shame for being so dull not to see this movie as worthy of even being nominated due to its silly rules, or for never recognising Oldman then or since for the wonderful and great English actor that he truly is.


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