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Eroica

 
Title: Eroica
Original title: Eroica
Format: two hours
Starring: Ewald Balser
Judith Holzmeister
Marianne Schönauer
Oskar Werner
Directed by: Walter Kolm-Veltee
Produced by: Produced by Wiener Kunstfilm

Eroica

The film portrays the most important events in Ludwig van Beethoven's years in Vienna - his high expectations of Napoleon's long-awaited entry into the city - his subsequent flight from the tyrant into the country - Beethoven's indecision between Therese von Brunswik and her friend Giuletta Giucciardi - his return to Vienna and the beginning of his loss of hearing - the opera ‘Fidelio' - his greatest symphonies... Filmed with care and faithful to Beethoven's music, this is a sympathetic introduction to the life and work of the great composer.