Copying Beethoven

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Director: Agnieszka Holland Actors: Diane Kruger, Ralph Riach, Matyelok Gibbs, Ed Harris, Bill Stewart, Angus Barnett, Viktoria Dihen, Phyllida Law, Matthew Goode, Joe Anderson, David Kennedy, Nicholas Jones, Karl Johnson Genres: Biography, Drama, Music Country: USA, Germany, Hungary Release Year: 2006 Duration: 104 min Synopsis: Storyline: Vienna, 1824. In the days before the first performance of the Ninth Symphony, Beethoven needs help with copying out the charts, so a promising student of composition, Anna Holtz, 23, is sent to assist him. She not only aids the transcription of the notes, she provides guidance from the orchestra pit as Beethoven conducts the work’s debut. During the next two years, the final ones of Beethoven’s life, Anna provides assistance to the deaf, temperamental, ailing man. In return, he tutors her in composition and explains to her the ideas and principles of Romanticism. He tries to speak for God…

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