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Immortal Beloved Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

This biography of Ludwig von Beethoven (played here by Gary Oldman) builds its narrative around an actual letter found after his death, addressed only to the composer's "immortal beloved." The responsibility of discovering this mysterious person's identity falls to Beethoven's friend and secretary (Jeroen Krabbé), who sets out on an investigation that soon becomes an exploration of the composer's life. Through recollections and scattered hints, we receive glimpses of Beethoven's relationships with women, particularly his close interaction with a pair of very different Countesses. The film also pays prominent attention to the composer's oddly obsessive relationship with the young nephew whom he attempted to mold in his own image, and Beethoven's eventual hearing loss and descent into emotional instability. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

  • Release date:December 16, 1994

Cast

Gary Oldman
as Ludwig van Beethoven
Jeroen Krabbé
as Anton Felix Schindler
Isabella Rossellini
as Anna Marie Erdody
Johanna ter Steege
as Johanna Reiss
Marco Hofschneider
as Karl van Beethoven
Barry Humphries
as Clemens Metternich
Valeria Golino
as Guilietta Guicciardi
Miriam Margolyes
as Nanette Streicher
Gerard Horan
as Nikolaus Johann van Beethoven
Christopher Fulford
as Casper Anton Carl van Beethoven
Alexandra Pigg
as Therese Obermayer
Luigi Diberti
as Franz Josef Guicciardi
Michael Culkin
as Jakob Hotscevar
Donal Gibson
as Karl Holz
Bruce Davey
as Artillery Captain
Tomas Hanak
as Jacob Raicz
Bernard Rose
as Elector Max Friedrich
Barbora Srncova
as Erdody's Servant
Marek Vasut
as Custody Policeman
Sandra Voe
as Marie Frolich
Geno Lechner
as Josephine von Brunsvik
Bernard Rose
as Elector Max Friedrich
Marek Vasut
as Custody Policeman
Sandra Voe
as Marie Frolich
Barbora Srncova
as Erdody's Servant
Tomas Hanak
as Jacob Raicz
Bruce Davey
as Artillery Captain

Crew

Bernard Rose
Director
Bruce Davey
Producer
Bernard Rose
Screenwriter
Peter Suschitzky
Cinematographer
Peter Glossop
Musical Direction/Supervision
Dan Rae
Editor
Jiri Hlupy
Production Designer
Olga Rosenfelderova
Art Director
John Myhre
Art Director
Stephen McEveety
Executive Producer
Maurizio Millenotti
Costume Designer
Nigel Holland
Sound/Sound Designer
Lee Cleary
First Assistant Director
John Stronach
Supervisor/Manager
Marion Dougherty
Casting
Jim Lemley
Production Supervisor
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