Mozart's sister

Mozart's sister

DVD - 2012 | French
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A re-imagined account of the early life of Maria Anna 'Nannerl' Mozart, five years older than Wolfgang and a musical prodigy in her own right. Originally the featured performer, Nannerl has given way to Wolfgang as the main attraction, as their strict but loving father Leopold tours his talented offspring in front of the royal courts of pre-French revolution Europe. Bonus features included
Publisher: Chicago : Music Box Films, [2012]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in. ; 32 min.)
Alternative Title: Nannerl, la soeur de Mozart
Other Standard Identifier: 736211214652

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Movie: I never watched it, but just by the description, it is very sexist.
Soundtrack: Nice beautiful music.

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BlueHippo
Jun 24, 2015

I love historical dramas. This one had absolutely beautiful cinematography, sets, and costumes. So why am I only giving it a one-star rating? Not because it is subtitled-I don't mind subtitles (see my review of "Nora's Will"), but because this film is so terminally boring. Even the beauty of it could not keep me awake. The characters are so bland I could not tell one woman from another. Sorry, but the script and acting just did not hold up to the beauty of the cinematography.

NewYorkViews Apr 13, 2015

Quaint view of Mozart's sister who was a musical prodigy also. This fictive account recreates some years of her missing life, and some of it is actual such as her later marriage but she had three children, not just one as mentioned at the end of the film. Supposedly, the Mozarts were blond(e)s with blue eyes, but the dark-haired Mozarts acting in the film were quite cool. I saw this film in the movie theater, and found it a great escape film. Though, not much is in it regarding the background of the times--the many families that played musical instruments excellently together in their own homes--how important it was to their family lives as entertainment.

BlondGenius Feb 08, 2013

Not much time is given to any of the actual music which may survive. The central performance of the "actress" playing Ms. Mozart is curiously wooden and septic, as if she was given a double dose of Paxil each day before she appeared on camera; in short, her performance runs the gamut of emotions from A to B. Perhaps this is what happens when the director, producer. and star are relatives. Supporting roles are well executed.
On the plus side, the locations, production design, makeup and hair design are all really good--even on a low budget. The main reason to watch this odd film is the atmosphere it evokes--the candle-light photography is lovely.

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