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Copying Beethoven

  • 2006
  • US/Germany/Hungary
  • 104 min
  • 12A

Anna Holz (Kruger) comes knocking on the door of Ludwig van Beethoven's (Harris) house, the setting for Agnieszka 'Europa Europa' Holland's opus, which concentrates on how Anna ingratiates herself into the gruff old bully's household and inspires him to greatness. The result is yet another bland Euro confection, doomed by epic miscasting, which hits a bum note.

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Copying Beethoven

16 Aug 20072 stars

(12A) 104min

BIOPIC ‘He’s deaf, of course...’ explains a helpful old woman when Anna Holz (Diane Kruger) comes knocking on the door of Ludwig van Beethoven’s house. It’s an awkward introduction followed by the great composer’s heartfelt explanation of how he can…

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