• Bride of the Wind (2001)

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Release Date: June 8th, 2001

DVD Release Date: November 13th, 2001

R|1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary
Every generation has its muse. In ancient Greece, there was Helen of Troy; the Renaissance had the Mona Lisa; and in early 1900s Vienna, there was Alma Schindler, a bright and sensual young musician who aroused the passions of many. Alma married, in succession, Gustav Mahler, Walter Gropius and Franz Werfel, and she had liaisons with others. The works of some of these European artists changed the world -- yet, it was she who ultimately changed each of them.

Cast: Sarah Wynter, Jonathan Pryce, Vincent Perez, Simon Verhoeven, Gregor Seberg, Dagmar Schwarz, Wolfgang Hubsch, August Schmolzer

Director: Bruce Beresford

Genres: Drama, Biography

Production Co: Firelight Films, Total Film Group

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • It's a movie of elegant surfaces, great background music (by both the Mahlers), gossipy underpinnings and pretensions to romantic grandeur.

  • Ms. Wynter's performance is only one of many failings in a heavily accented costume drama that Bruce Beresford has directed turgidly from Marilyn Levy's amateurish script.

  • Stiff but handsome film, there's little sense of the conflict and complexities that drove Alma Mahler.

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