Beethoven's Nephew

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Andy Warhol "graduate" Paul Morrissey surprised his followers with his sensitive direction of the 1985 costume drama Beethoven's Nephew (Le Neveu de Beethoven) The eponymous character, Karl Beethoven (Dietmar Prinz), is snatched from his mother's home by egomaniacal composer Ludwig Van Beethoven (Wolfgang Reichmann). It is Beethoven's contention that nephew Karl is in the clutches of a "demon" (his mother!), and that only by taking charge of Karl himself can the composer tap the boy's inherent musical genius. Ultimately Karl rebels against Beethoven's obsessiveness by developing a relationship with a beautiful actress (Nathalie Baye). As Karl's independence grows, Beethoven's health declines, possibly because of the psychological ramifications of watching his surrogate son grow away from him. Adapted by Morrissey and Mathieu Carriere from a novel by Luigi Magnani, Beethoven's Nephew was released in the US nearly two years after its French premiere. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Wolfgang Reichmann
as Ludwig Van Beethoven
Dietmar Prinz
as Karl van Beethoven
Jane Birkin
as Johanna van Beethoven
Mathieu Carriere
as Archduke Rodolphe
Elena Rostropovitch
as Countess Erdody
Ulrich Berr
as Schindler
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  • This film's attempts to liberate two men, both struggling to reveal themselves, fails on every count. Thank goodness the music has survived them all.

    July 30, 2004 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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