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Beethoven Lives Upstairs (1989)

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Prague and Ontario stand in for 19th century Vienna in Beethoven Lives Upstairs. Young Chris (Illya Woloshin) lives with his none-too-prosperous mother (Fiona Reid) and uncle (Albert Schultz), who are forced to take in a boarder. Enter a fellow named Ludwig (Neil Munro), with a hearing problem, a mass of eccentricities, and a genius for music. This 52-minute character study features renditions of more than 25 Beethoven pieces. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Cast

Paul Soles
as Schindler
Neil Munro
as Ludwig van Beethoven
Fiona Reid
as Mother
Albert Schultz
as Uncle Kurt
Illya Woloshyn
as Christoph

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This movie is a seemingly good character study of Beethoven, but it ends up falling flat on its lack of any analysis into his life on a deeper level. It's a skin-deep, low-budget flick that might be good for schools but doesn't work as any form of entertainment.

Matthew Henegan
Matthew Henegan
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We had to watch this one is music class about 10,000 times. They seriously had no imagination, whatsoever.

Jeffrey Leppart
Jeffrey Leppart

I cannot believe this Emmy award winning film has not been shown to students everywhere! A great family film that is a must-see! It's not just a mother speaking... My 10 yr. old son loved it, too!

Patti Murphy
Patti Murphy

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