Mozart's Sister details
|Starring:||Marie Feret, Marc Barbe, Delphine Chuillot|
|Genres:||Drama - General, World Cinema|
|Original title||Nannerl, la soeur de Mozart|
|Run time:||2 hours|
|Rental release:||16 Jul 2012|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
An unvarnished look at the overshdaowed life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's older sister, a musical prodigy in her own right.
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The Road to VersaillesBy FrankIV (504 reviews) from Cirencester, England , 24 Jul 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]This is an absorbing account of life on the road with the Mozarts with the infant prodigy's older sister as the focus, a terrific performance from Marie Feret, whose name I shall look for again. The position of the girl within her family, her thwarted relationship with the young Dauphin and her attempts to find a firm identity, heightened by her having to pretend to be a young man, are poignant and touchingly portrayed. The period detail seemed to me to be spot on and, of course, the music is wonderful. Well worth seeing.
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Mostly DisappointingBy JamesJoyce (4 reviews) , 01 Feb 2013This should have been an excellent film but it failed to live up to the promise of its subject matter. The music performed in the film is superbly mimed so convincingly that you can't believe they are not actually playing it but stylistically it is a strange guess at what her music might have sounded like since none of it has survived. The whole episode with the Dauphin has, I think, no historical credibility at all. The acting is fairly wooden and the shots cut from one to another rather abruptly at times. It is also far too long. There is so much that could have been said about the role of women in music in the C17th/C18th but this film wasn't really up to a convincing and illuminating portrayal of this topic.
Not educational but dullBy a customer , 19 Jan 2013There are subtitles but don't bother the film is so dull it doesn't matter and it's not even true !It's an 'imagined' version of her life but not factual [she didn't even die poor !!
French speakers only.By a customer , 14 Dec 2012Useless. No subtitles although this is not specified anywhere either on the sleeve or on your list Returning this immediately. Bad catalogue description.
Interesting historical dramaBy Chrisaljack (302 reviews) from Hellingly , 03 Nov 2012Interesting and, to an extent, enlightening; but not the full story I was hoping it would be. Nannerl could very well have written, or assisted Wolfgang to write, his earliest sonatas, just as his father undoubtable strongly influenced most of Wolfgang's early works as he was an accomplished conposer and musician in his own right. A reasonable effort but an opportunity missed.
Starts Well but Gets Bogged DownBy OscarFreak (415 reviews) from London , 02 Sep 2012Interesting take on the life of the MOZART Family at the Palace of Versailles and the issue of sister Nannerl trying to find a life for herself. Starts of very well but gets very bogged down in the middle part of the film and only comes back to life in the last 20 minutes. The film could have benefited from a judicial prune to take 30 minutes out of it.