a film by Hedwig Schmutte, Ralf Pleger


Germany | 2013 | 52:00 min

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Documentary Docudrama Music film
Ludwig van Beethoven’s work is legendary – and already was while he was still alive. He is famous around the world, and yet little is known about the conditions under which his music was composed. One thing is certain: he composed most of his masterpieces AFTER the onset of his deafness. When he composed his famous 9th symphony, he wasn’t able to hear a thing! A deaf composer? How is that possible? 200 years after Beethoven’s death, THE BEETHOVEN FILES casts light of one of the biggest mysteries of music history.
Cast and Crew
  • Director Hedwig Schmutte, Ralf Pleger
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Gebrüder Beetz Media GmbH
Heinrich Roller Strasse 15, 10405 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 69566910

Phone: +49 40 76973070
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