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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.

Director:

René Féret

Writer:

René Féret (scenario)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marie Féret ... Nannerl Mozart
Marc Barbé Marc Barbé ... Léopold Mozart
Delphine Chuillot ... Anna-Maria Mozart
David Moreau David Moreau ... Wolfgang Mozart
Clovis Fouin ... Le Dauphin
Lisa Féret Lisa Féret ... Louise de France
Valentine Duval Valentine Duval ... Victorie de France
Adèle Leprêtre Adèle Leprêtre ... Sophie de France
Mona Heftre Mona Heftre ... Madame Van Eyck
Salomé Stévenin Salomé Stévenin ... Isabelle d'Aubusson
Julien Féret Julien Féret ... Maître de musique abbaye
Nicolas Giraud ... Maître de musique Versailles
Océane Jubert Océane Jubert ... Marie-Josèphe de Saxe
Arthur Tos Arthur Tos ... Hugues le Tourneur
René Féret René Féret ... Le professeur de musique
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Storyline

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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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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Enjoyable period Costume Drama about Mozart Sister
13 March 2012 | by mrcibuburSee all my reviews

I found this to be an enjoyable period drama about the Mozart family. Remember it is a French made film, made in French language. Top notch English subtitles are necessary on DVD. I doubt the movie, released in the autumn of 2011, would have got worldwide cinema attraction.

Most of us watching would not know the story of Wolfgang Mozarts sister and I have no special interest in classical music, though as a tourist, yes, I did once visit Salzburg.

The film centres around the maturity of the young Nanna and her exploitable musical potential while in friendship at least with the French Dauphin.

The movie contains too much talking overall and I usually like French movies for that but not this time. I liked the acting and the costume drama and I liked the story itself, though two hours is definitely too long and for a non French speaking audience, not many are going to stay until the end. I nodded off the first time after 30 minutes and gave the film a late afternoon re-viewing earlier this afternoon.

Nothing offensive or conspiratorial about the movie. It simply dramatise a story from a book published a few years ago. Enjoy the movie for what it is and do not expect too much.

The music does come across as a little false and overdone but 6 from 10 is about right pitch for its rating.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

9 June 2010 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,046, 21 August 2011

Gross USA:

$707,885

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,830,863
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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