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Beethoven's Great Love / The Life and Loves of Beethoven

Beethoven's Great Love / The Life and Loves of Beethoven

A Feature film by Abel Gance

Produced by Général Productions

Release in France : 15/01/1937

    Synopsis

    1801, in Vienna, two young women, his pupils, are in love with him. Thérèse de Brunswick's love remains unrequited even though she and Beethoven are engaged for years; Juliette Guicciardi, whom Beethoven loves but who marries a count, regrets that decision, but by then he and Thérèse are engaged. When Beethoven loses Juliette, he moves to the mill at Heiligenstadt; realizing he's becoming deaf, profound depression sets in. He rejects suicide, holding on to remembered sound and to his work, a dedication assisted by Thérèse and others. In later years, we see his devotion to an ungrateful and thieving nephew, his poverty, the isolation of deafness, and the love of friends.

    Source : IMDb

    Actors (19)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Général Productions

    French distribution :

    Éclair-Journal

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Editions René Château

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (8)

    Assistant Director :

    Jean Arroy

    Screenwriter :

    Abel Gance

    Sound Recordist :

    Georges Leblond

    Editor :

    Marguerite Beaugé

    Dialogue Writer :

    Steve Passeur

    Directors of Photography :

    Marc Fossard, Robert Lefebvre

    Production managers :

    Christian Stengel, Marc Le Pelletier

    Additional Music :

    Ludwig van Beethoven

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Themes :

    Music

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    1936

    French release :

    15/01/1937

    Runtime :

    2 h 15 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Black & White

    Aspect ratio :

    1.37

    Audio format :

    Mono