In Search of Beethoven (U)

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A comprehensive and dynamic account of the life and works of the great composer.

This film delves beneath the mythical image of the tortured, cantankerous genius to search for the real Ludwig van Beethoven.

In Search of Beethoven addresses the romantic myth that Beethoven was a heroic, tormented figure battling to overcome his tragic fate, struck down by deafness, who searched for his ‘immortal beloved’ but remained unmarried. The results reveal someone quite different and far more interesting.

UK Dir Phil Grabsky 145 min

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