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Virtual: LOUIS VAN BEETHOVEN

  • Dir. Niki Stein
  • Germany
  • 2020
  • 120 min.
  • NR

In German with English subtitles

  • Subtitled
Virtual: LOUIS VAN BEETHOVEN
PRICE*: $10 ($8 members) | VIEWING WINDOW: 3 days
WATCH ON: Computer, tablet, smartphone, Chromecast, AirPlay (or use a HDMI cable to connect your computer or tablet with your TV)
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Eight-year-old “Louis” van Beethoven (Colin Pütz) comes of age in provincial Bonn where his preternatural talent is recognized and nurtured by the local elite. When mentoring attempts by his father fail, the boy finds spiritual inspiration in local rabble-rouser Tobias Pfeiffer (Sabin Tambrea) and court organist Christian Gottlob Neefe (Ulrich Noethen) — both of whom shape the young genius in very different ways. But it’s a momentous adolescent encounter with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Manuel Rubey) in Vienna that inspires Louis’ freedom-loving spirit and emboldens the maverick within. Now nearing the end of his life, the composer reflects upon the transformative events that shaped his oeuvre and the price of his renown.

“Inspired by the passion and intrigue that energized that most celebrated of classical music bios, AMADEUS…. LOUIS VAN BEETHOVEN honors the struggles that gnawed at brilliance.” —Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times

“This beautiful film brings Beethoven’s extraordinary persona and musical talent to life. It’s simply a must-see for Beethoven fans." —WFMT.com

“An opening into the time and events that shaped the old man in front of us…. A fitting tribute to the genius who was born 250 years ago.” —Neely Swanson, Easy Reader News

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