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A Powerful, Moving Film,
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This review is from: Immortal Beloved [DVD] (DVD)
Immortal Beloved is an interesting film focusing on events in the composer Ludwig Van Beethoven. Rather than a biopic the film begins with Beethoven's funeral and his friend and assistant trying to find who his 'Immortal Beloved' is in his last will and testament. In this way the film is very similar to the excellent 'Citizen Kane' which uses employs flashbacks to tell the story.
Gary Oldman plays Beethoven with a subtle German accent and you can sense the frustration and anger of his struggle with Deafness and communicating with the people around him who presume he is just arrogant and ignorant.
The music of course is fantastic and it complements the story, the atmosphere and mood of the film, especially when it is revealed who Beethoven's 'Immortal Beloved' was!
Although in my opinion 'Immortal Beloved' isn't as good as 'Amadeus' it is a very different film and I would still highly recommend the film to lovers of great music and moving drama.