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The von Trapp Family: A Life of Music (2015)

Agathe von Trapp, the eldest daughter of a well-known musical family, overcomes many obstacles to pursue her musical career and move to the United States.


Ben Verbong


Chris Silber (screenplay) (as Christoph Silber), Tim Sullivan (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
1 nomination. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Macfadyen ... Captain Georg von Trapp
Eliza Bennett ... Agathe von Trapp
Rosemary Harris ... Older Agathe von Trapp
Yvonne Catterfeld ... Maria Gustl von Trapp
Cornelius Obonya ... Konrad
Johannes Nussbaum Johannes Nussbaum ... Sigi
Annette Dasch Annette Dasch ... Lotte Lehmann
Barbara M. Messner Barbara M. Messner ... Mathilde (as Barbara Maria Messner)
Brigitte Kren ... Frau Mayer
Marco Dott Marco Dott ... Attorney Müller
Lisa-Maria Trinkl Lisa-Maria Trinkl ... Little Agathe
Luca Russegger Luca Russegger ... Little Rupert
Emanuel Promberger Emanuel Promberger ... Little Werner
Alisa Rotthaler Alisa Rotthaler ... Little Hedwig
Helen Winter Helen Winter ... Little Martina (as Helena Winter)


Agathe von Trapp, the eldest daughter of a well-known musical family, overcomes many obstacles to pursue her musical career and move to the United States.

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Agathe von Trapp was portrayed as "Liesl" in "The Sound of Music" See more »


Young Agathe has dark brown eyes, while the older Agathe, as well as both parents, have blue eyes. See more »


References The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

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Holy cow, this was bad
17 April 2018 | by potterpanfanSee all my reviews

I went into this movie expecting a more historically accurate, if still sweet telling of the von Trapp story. Well, it is more historically accurate in that in keeps the original names of the children and mentions that Maria and the Captain had more children together, but other than that it is basically an abridged version of The Sound of Music.

Granted the story is told from the eldest daughter, Agathe's perspective but I still wanted to see more of their lives in America and not just what I already knew. Not only that, but the acting is so bad in some parts (particularly the scenes in the present with an elderly Agathe and her granddaughter) that I was reminded of a Hallmark movie. However, I liked Eliza Bennet as young Agathe and how she develops a relationship with her new stepmother. But it wasn't enough to save this movie.

After seeing this, I'd rather watch The Sound of Music on a continuous loop than watch this movie again.

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Release Date:

12 November 2015 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The von Trapp Family: A Life of Music See more »

Filming Locations:

Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria See more »


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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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