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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René Féret

Writer:

René Féret (scenario)
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Marie Féret ... Nannerl Mozart
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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Flat.
17 February 2012 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Wolfgang Mozart's older sister was exceptionally talented. And, as she grew, her family discouraged her and put all their energy into her brother and pushed her to marry and have a family. All this is shown in the film and cannot really be refuted. However, the filmmaker's have decided to take some liberties--to ASSUME certain things about Maria Mozart that we simply do not know to be true today. In that sense, it's quite a bit like "Amadeus"--fictionalizing history a bit here and there. The story has a strong feminist bent--and even goes so far as to attribute much of Wolfgang's talent to her! This is rather dubious, as Wolfgang clearly was insanely gifted. It's an intriguing idea--but there really isn't any basis for this assertion. Now this complete fiction COULD have worked--but the rest of the story is incredibly dull--very, very mannered, slow and lacking anything to hook the viewer. 'What if' just isn't enough to carry the rest of the film and I felt EXTREMELY restless as the film progresses. My butt also fell asleep--and it's a great judge of whether or not a film is too tedious!


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

9 June 2010 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Mozart's Sister See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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