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Beethoven's Hair

1 hour 24 minutes

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Traces the unlikely journey of a lock of hair cut from Beethoven's corpse and unravels the mystery of his tortured life and death. Begins in modern times when a pair of Beethoven enthusiasts, Ira Brilliant and Che Guevara, purchases the hair at a Sotheby's auction. As the story unfolds, it follows the past generations of owners, culminating in the futuristic science that reveals Beethoven's "medical secret." Set to a lush score of some of Beethoven's most glorious music, the world of forensic testing explores the romance of 19th century Vienna and the horrors of 20th century Nazi Germany. Accessibility options on the DVD are: (1) expanded description, (2) English subtitles in a black box, (3) subtitled description.

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    Carol S. (Ocala, FL)
    July 11th, 2017 at 12:27 PM

    I would highly recommend that this film be added to any school curriculum. The story covers multiple subjects of historical, cultural and social aspects.