Un grand amour de Beethoven (The Life and Loves of Beethoven)
Un grand amour de Beethoven (The Life and Loves of Beethoven) (1937)

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,… More

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DVD Release Date: January 24, 2006
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Frank S. Nugent
New York Times

t upsets me just the same to see the musical cart hitched before the cinema horse and then be constrained to admit it was probably for the best.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Fascinating biopic on the 19th-century Ludwig van Beethoven.

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TV Guide

Abel Gance's film biography of one of the world's greatest composers focuses on what Gance saw to be his only true loves -- music and Holt.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

By turns clunky, corny and downright brilliant, Abel Gance's 1936 biopic on Ludwig Van Beethoven is never less than fascinating

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Fernando F. Croce

Easily the best of Gance's talkies, the film's creative élan scarcely wavers even at its most leadenly dramatic.

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