In the beginning of the 19th century, Johannes Elias Alder is born in a small village in the Austrian mountains. While growing up he is considered strange by the other villagers and ...
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This is a cinematic adaptation of the autobiography of Anna Wimschneider. It depicts her life's experiences and workaday routines as a woman born on a farm in lower Bavaria, Germany, in the... See full summary »
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In the beginning of the 19th century, Johannes Elias Alder is born in a small village in the Austrian mountains. While growing up he is considered strange by the other villagers and discovers his love of music, especially rebuilding and playing the organ at the village church. After experiencing an "acoustic wonder", his eye color changes and he can hear even the most subtle sounds. Elias falls in platonic love with Elsbeth, the sister of Peter, a neighbor's son, who has longstanding homosexual feelings towards Elias. After Elsbeth, out of frustration from Elias' not returning her love and instead being obsessed with music, chooses to be impregnated and marries someone else who lose love she had spurned for Elias. The village burns and most villagers, including Elsbeth, evacuate to the closest town. Elias remains behind. A music master with the official task to register all the organs in the country arrives at the burnt village. There he discovers Elias' prodigy and invites him to an ...Written by
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The only German film to ever be released on LaserDisc in the "squeezed" widescreen-edition. See more »
Komm O Tod, 'Du Schlafes Bruder'
From Choral No. 56 "Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen"
by Johann Sebastian Bach
Arco Studios München
Cap à pie Studios Neutraubling
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Read the novel first!!
When I saw the movie I was a little bit disappointed because I first read the novel, but when I really thought about it Joseph Vlismair did the best with the stuff he had. In the novel there are so many feelings described which you can't describe with pictures and sounds. Watch the film when you already read the novel because otherwise you may not understand some parts. All in all it is a very good Film!
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