Copying Beethoven

1h 44m
  • Copying Beethoven
  • 10-09-2006
  • Drama
  • Agnieszka Holland
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A fictionalised exploration of Beethoven's life in his final days working on his Ninth Symphony. It is 1824. Beethoven is racing to finish his new symphony. However, it has been years since his last success and he is plagued by deafness, loneliness and personal trauma. A copyist is urgently needed to help the composer. A fictional character is introduced in the form of a young conservatory student and aspiring composer named Anna Holtz. The mercurial Beethoven is skeptical that a woman might become involved in his masterpiece but slowly comes to trust in Anna's assistance and in the end becomes quite fond of her. By the time the piece is performed, her presence in his life is an absolute necessity. Her deep understanding of his work is such that she even corrects mistakes he has made, while her passionate personality opens a door into his private world.


  • Image Angus Barnett
    Angus Barnett
  • Image Bill Stewart
    Bill Stewart
  • Image Diane Kruger
    Diane Kruger
  • Image Ed Harris
    Ed Harris
  • Image Karl Johnson
    Karl Johnson
  • Image Matthew Goode
    Matthew Goode
  • Image Matyelok Gibbs
    Matyelok Gibbs
  • Image Phyllida Law
    Phyllida Law
  • Image Ralph Riach
    Ralph Riach
  • Image Viktoria Dihen
    Viktoria Dihen
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