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Bach Movies

F-0002

Title:

Johann Sebastian Bach

Category:

Movie about J.S. Bach's Life

Year Produced:

1985

Country:

East Germany / Hungary

Year Released:

1985 (TV)

Director:

Lothar Bellag

Writer:

Lothar Bellag

Actors:

György Dörner (Karl); Michael Gerber; Martin Hellberg; Gunnar Helm; Ralf Lehm; Monika Lennartz (Tess); Hans-Peter Minetti; Peter Reusse; Christian Steyer; Ulrich Thein ( J.S. Bach); Franziska Troegner (Frau Grégoire); Dorottya Udvaros (Ulysse); Angelika Waller; Uwe Zerbe

Description:

This four-part mini-series details the adult life of J.S. Bach. Bach is shown here as a human being - not as some demigod - who actually even removes his wig every now and then to drive home the fact that he's a flesh and blood mortal like you and me. The series traces the stations of his career and concentrates not only on the music but on his family life as well. It also provides a unique insight into the early half of the 18th century, bringing things to light that we as post-industrial Bach admirers never really consider when we contemplate the genius of this great musician. For example, we see his deep genuflections when confronted with royalty, the tribulations of riding in a coach or, especially chilling, his eye operation being performed without an anaesthetic while the doctor's assistants holds him in a chair near an open window. The series builds on several anecdotes giving it flow and interest. In summary, we see Bach the man confronted with the turmoils of everyday life in his age, and leave appreciating his genius all the much more.

Language:

German

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Source: IMDB
Contributor: Aryeh Oron (October 2007)

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