• Copying Beethoven (2006)

Copying Beethoven

Release Date: November 10th, 2006

DVD Release Date: April 3rd, 2007

PG-13 |1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary

Anna Holtz (Diane Kruger), a student at the Vienna Music Conservatory, eagerly accepts an assignment to work as a copyist for composer Ludwig van Beethoven (Ed Harris). The temperamental maestro develops a growing affection for his new companion, but she has plans to marry her longtime beau.

Cast: Ed Harris, Diane Kruger, Joe Anderson, Matthew Goode, Phyllida Law, Ralph Riach, Bill Stewart

Director: Agnieszka Holland

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Sidney Kimmel Entertainment

Keywords: Temptation, Passionate, Dark, Love, Forbidden love, Brooding

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    The picture never successfully comes off the written page. show more

  • 75
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    Copying Beethoven, at its best, is a sort of grand cinema opera of the composer's life and music. show more

  • 63
    Jack MathewsNew York Daily News

    There are two reasons to see - and hear - Agnieszka Holland's Copying Beethoven. One is Ed Harris' performance as the nearly deaf and totally egocentric Ludwig van; the other is a cherry-picked 10-minute chunk of the composer's soaring Ninth Symphony. show more

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