This biography chronicles the life of infamous classical composer Ludwig van Beethoven (Gary Oldman) and his painful struggle with hearing loss. Following Beethoven's death in 1827, his assistant, Schindler (Jeroen Krabbe), searches for an elusive woman referred to in the composer's love letters as "immortal beloved." As Schindler solves the mystery, a series of flashbacks reveals Beethoven's transformation from passionate young man to troubled musical genius.
Director: Bernard Rose
Writer: Bernard Rose
Producer: Stephen McEveety and Bruce Davey
Cast: Gary Oldman, Jeroen Krabbe, Isabella Rossellini, Johanna Ter Steege, Marco Hofschneider, Miriam Margolyes, Barry Humphries, Valeria Golino, Gerard Horan, Christopher Fulford, Alexandra Pigg, Luigi Diberti, Michael Culkin, Donal Gibson and Matthew North