Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Immortal Beloved (1994)

The intriguing story of the legendary composer Ludwig Van Beethoven. The movie starts off with his death and goes through a long series of flashbacks as Ludwig’s secretary/assistant Schindler attempts to find the secret love of Beethoven’s life, the “immortal beloved” that he bequeathed all his music and worldly possessions to. A very underrated film and I think much better than the more popular “Amadeus”. The music is extraordinary and the cast is brilliant, especially Oldman in the lead role who is passionate and intense but in some ways still sympathetic. A great fascinating story. Starring Gary Oldman, Jeroen KrabbĂ©, Isabella Rossellini, Johanna ter Steege, Valeria Golino 10/10

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