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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 more »

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Ludwig van Beethoven
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Anton Felix Schindler
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Anna Marie Erdödy
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Johanna Reiss
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Karl van Beethoven
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Nanette Streicherová
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Clemens Metternich
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Giulietta Guicciardi
Gerard Horan ...
Nikolaus Johann van Beethoven
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Kaspar Anton Carl van Beethoven
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Therese Obermayer
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Franz Josef Guicciardi
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Jakob Hotscevar
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Karl Holz
Matthew North ...
Young Karl van Beethoven
Geno Lechner ...
Josephine von Brunsvik
Claudia Solti ...
Theresa von Brunsvik
Rory Edwards ...
Wenzel Robert von Gallenberg
Hannes Flaschberger ...
Joseph Deym
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Young Ludwig van Beethoven
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Johann van Beethoven, Sr
Everton Nelson ...
George Bridgetower
Sandra Voe ...
Marie Fröhlich
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Elector Max Friedrich
Jindra Petráková ...
Lilo Braun
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Custody policeman
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Magistrate
Stanislav Behal ...
Ignaz Schuppanzigh
Arnostka Mohelská ...
Suzanna Guicciardi
Stepan Hlatky ...
Zoltan
Gordon Lovitt ...
Metternich's flunky
Anna Kolinska ...
Fritzi Erdödy
Ruby Rose ...
Mimi Erdödy
Johan Kolinsky ...
August Erdödy
Josef Kolínský ...
August Erdödy
Jan Kuzelka ...
Country policeman
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Erdödy's servant
Bruce Davey ...
Artillery Captain
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Captain (uncredited)
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Jacob Raicz (uncredited)
Stanislav Hybler ...
Sergeant (uncredited)
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Landlord (uncredited)
Jirí Patocka ...
Pock-marked tramp (uncredited)
Petr Pospíchal ...
Thin man (uncredited)
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Aristocrat (uncredited)

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Bernard Rose

Written by

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Bernard Rose ... (written by)

Produced by

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Bruce Davey ... producer
Stephen McEveety ... executive producer

Cinematography by

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Peter Suschitzky ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Dan Rae

Editorial Department

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Mo Henry ... negative cutter
David Orr ... color timer
Warren Paeff ... assistant film editor
Diana Seel ... assistant film editor
Tom Forletta ... colorist: final video (uncredited)

Casting By

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Marion Dougherty

Production Design by

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Jirí Hlupý

Art Direction by

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John Myhre ... supervising art director
Olga Rosenfelderova

Costume Design by

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Maurizio Millenotti

Makeup Department

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Ivana Chlostova ... makeup artist
Grazia De Rossi ... head hair stylist
Italo Di Pinto ... hair stylist
Enrico Iacoponi ... makeup artist
Alessandra Sampaolo ... makeup artist (as Alessandra Sforza)
Fabrizio Sforza ... makeup designer
Jana Bilkova ... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Jirí Farkas ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Bobo Sobotka ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Chris Silver Finigan ... production manager
Jaroslav Kucera ... production manager: Czech Republic
Jim Lemley ... production manager
Ivan Stefka ... unit manager: Czech Republic
Jan Balzer ... production supervisor (uncredited)
Katerina Schauerová ... production supervisor (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Trey Batchelor ... second assistant director
Lee Cleary ... first assistant director
Kenneth Michael ... second second assistant director
Oldrich Mach ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Milan Babik ... assistant props
Gary Dawson ... stand-by props
Marek Hlupy ... assistant art director
Michael Kraus ... assistant props
Vladimir Planansky ... assistant art director
Karel Vanásek ... property master
Jan Vlasák ... assistant art director

Sound Department

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Bob Beher ... foley editor
Bill W. Benton ... re-recording mixer
James Beshears ... adr editor
Rick Bozeat ... background effects editor
Chris Carpenter ... re-recording mixer
Tomas Choura ... cable person
Clayton Collins ... dialogue editor
Peter Glossop ... sound mixer
Sarah Goldsmith ... dialogue editor
Doug Hemphill ... re-recording mixer (as D.M. Hemphill)
Philip A. Hess ... foley editor
Hilda Hodges ... foley artist
Nigel Holland ... sound designer / sound supervisor
Chris Jargo ... adr supervisor
Dave McMoyler ... additional sound (as David McMoyler)
Shaun Mills ... boom operator
Michelle Pazer ... assistant sound editor
Vic Radulich ... sound effects editor
John Roesch ... foley artist
Bill Rojas ... sound consultant
Anne Sawyer ... assistant sound editor
Christopher Sheldon ... foley supervisor
Bill Voigtlander ... adr editor
Kim Waugh ... digital recordist
Marconi de Morais ... dubbing mixer (uncredited)
Mary Jo Lang ... foley mixer (uncredited)
Philip D. Morrill ... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Carolyn Tapp ... foley recordist (uncredited)

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Ian Corbould ... special effects assistant
Paul Corbould ... special effects assistant
Garth Inns ... special effects coordinator
Jirí Zavrel ... special effects assistant
Barbora Kolarova ... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Steven Warner ... special effects trainee (uncredited)

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Isa Alsup ... computer graphics supervisor
Tricia Henry Ashford ... visual effects executive producer (as Tricia Ashford)
Andrew Eio ... motion control supervisor
David Fuhrer ... digital artist: CFC
Rob Hodgson ... composite artist
Steven T Puri ... visual effects producer
Stuart Robertson ... visual effects supervisor
Janek Sirrs ... composite artist
Christopher Walsh ... computer animator
Christer Hokanson ... visual effects editor (uncredited)
Eric Withee ... digital film technician: RGA/LA (uncredited)

Stunts

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Leo Stransky ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Adolf Borl ... rigger
Ivan Chalupa ... best boy grip
Sandra Dillon ... camera intern
Charlie Freess ... key grip
Jean-Yves Freess ... dolly grip
Artur Frys ... rigger
Michel Garçon ... generator operator
Pal Gyulay ... chief lighting technician
Keith Hamshere ... still photographer
Rawdon Hayne ... first assistant camera
Lukas Klika ... electrician
Zdenek Manych ... playback operator
Jan Ptacek ... rigger
Miroslav Ptack ... rigger (as Miroslav Ptacek)
Patrick Renault ... rigging gaffer
Lubos Simecek ... assistant chief lighting technician
Pavel Stark ... electrician
Petr Sulc ... electrician
Adam Suschitzky ... second assistant camera
Jiri Svenha ... electrician
Jaroslav Ungr ... grip
Jirí Vrána ... electrician
Petr Zavrel ... video assist operator
Jaroslav Zeman ... grip
Daryn Okada ... additional photographer (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Petr Hartl ... casting: Czech Republic
Jina Jay ... casting associate: England
Lucie Stocková ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Pierre Bechir ... tailor
Rosemary Burrows ... wardrobe supervisor
Giovanni Casalnuovo ... assistant costume designer (as Gianni Casalnuovo)
Alfonsina Lettieri ... assistant costume designer
Zuzana Máchová ... costumer
Mila Vyborny ... costumer
Bela Friedlová ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Laura Lo Surdo ... assistant costume designer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Zdenek Fiala ... location manager
Petr Stemberk ... assistant location manager
Michal Prikryl ... location coordinator: Prague (uncredited) / location manager: Prague (uncredited)

Music Department

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Dean Beville ... music editor
Georg Solti ... musical director (as Sir Georg Solti)
John Stronach ... music supervisor
Richard King ... music scoring engineer (uncredited)
London Symphony Orchestra ... music performed by (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Jiri Husak ... transportation captain
Mike Kreinbrink ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Eva Z. Cabrera ... script supervisor
Sabrina Calley ... assistant production coordinator
Diane Chittell ... production coordinator
Kyle Cooper ... title designer
Susan d'Arcy ... publicist
Penny Dyer ... dialect coach
Joy Ellison ... dialect coach: Ms. Rossellini
Marie Grochová ... production secretary
Monika Hanzlikova ... production assistant
Lil Heyman ... production coordinator
Charles Kaye ... executive assistant: to Sir Georg Solti
George Komrower ... production assistant
Jana Kraliková ... unit interpreter
Martin Krauka ... production assistant
Shauna L. Kroen ... production accountant
Lucienne Lane ... assistant: Mr. Oldman
Alena Lichvarov ... production secretary
Ingrid Mohelska ... unit interpreter
Daniela Pavlova ... unit interpreter
Silvia Ranfagni ... assistant: Mr. Millenotti
Lisa Roberts ... researcher
Katarina Slampova ... assistant: Mr. Rose (as Katarina Slampová)
Ken Smith ... piano consultant
Ivana Stefková ... assistant to production managers
Jessica Stoltz ... accounting clerk
Ian Stone ... production assistant
Zuzana Strejckov ... assistant to production managers (as Zuzana Strejcková)
Sinclair Tenenbaum ... legal services: Olesiuk & Co. Inc.
Samantha Thomas ... assistant to producers
Ian Townsend ... piano tutor: Mr. Oldman
Dita Valentinova ... unit interpreter
Bonnie F. Watkins ... assistant: Mr. Davey
Tristan Whalley ... international publicist
Sandra L. Yeary ... assistant accountant
Joëlle François ... press attache: France (uncredited)
Christer Hokanson ... main title editorial (uncredited)
Nelly Jencíková ... financial supervisor (uncredited)
Anne Lara ... press attache: France (uncredited)
Steven T Puri ... title producer (uncredited)
Jiri Tichacek ... assistant accounting (uncredited)

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Gerardo Sacco ... special thanks
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Plot Summary

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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Taglines The genius behind the music. The madness behind the man. The untold love story of Ludwig von Beethoven. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Ludwig van B. (France)
  • Ludwig van B. (Germany)
  • Ludwig van B. - Meine unsterbliche Geliebte (Germany)
  • Amor inmortal (Spain)
  • Wieczna milosc (Poland)
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  • 121 min
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Trivia Though played by a different musician in the officially released film soundtrack, Gary Oldman is actually playing all of the Beethoven pieces he is seen performing in the film. When he learned he would be playing the lead role, he spent six weeks practicing on a Steinway piano for six hours a day in his hotel; and completely immersed himself in the music as his research for the character. In an interview with the south bank show in 1997, Gary quoted an article that said "he mimes very well" in the film. In answer to which, Gary laughed and said "I'm playing it! I can play that!" See more »
Goofs At his first public recital, Ludwig was eight years-old (some sources report seven) and his father announced him as six, yet the movie conveys, via voiceover, that Ludwig was "12 and his father told the court he was nine". See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Disclosure/Drop Zone/Nell/The Last Buffalo/Into the Deep/Immortal Beloved (1994). See more »
Soundtracks Missa Solemnis in D Major, Op. 123 See more »
Quotes Ludwig van Beethoven: [in reference to "Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 47" - "Kreutzer"... ] Do you like it?
Anton Felix Schindler: Shh!
Ludwig van Beethoven: I cannot hear them, but I know they are making a hash of it. What do you think? Music is... a dreadful thing. What is it? I don't understand it. What does it mean?
Anton Felix Schindler: It - it exalts the soul.
Ludwig van Beethoven: Utter nonsense. If you hear a marching band, is your soul exalted? No, you march. If you hear a waltz, you dance. If you hear a mass, you take communion. It is the power of music to carry one directly into the mental state of the composer. The listener has no choice. It is like hypnotism. So, now... What was in my mind when I wrote this? Hmm? A man is trying to reach his lover. His carriage has broken down in the rain. The wheels stuck in the mud. She will only wait so long. This... is the sound of his agitation. "This is how it is... ," the music is saying. "Not how you are used to being. Not how you are used to thinking. But like this."
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