Beethoven Lives Upstairs (1992)

Genres - Children's/Family, Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature]  |   Run Time - 52 min.  |   Countries - Canada  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Prague and Ontario stand in for 19th century Vienna in Beethoven Lives Upstairs. Young Chris (Illya Woloshin) lives with his none-too-prosperous mother (Fiona Reid) and uncle (Albert Schultz), who are forced to take in a boarder. Enter a fellow named Ludwig (Neil Munro), with a hearing problem, a mass of eccentricities, and a genius for music. This 52-minute character study features renditions of more than 25 Beethoven pieces.



boarding-house, childhood-adventures, coming-of-age, composer, deafness, friendship, genius, handicap, life-changes, music, temper