The Double Life of Franz Schubert: An Exploration of His Life and Work (1997)
Directed by Peter Webber
Genres - Music | Sub-Genres - Biography, Music History | Run Time - 50 min. | Countries - United States | MPAA Rating - NR
Synopsis by Nathan Southern
Like Tchaikovsky and other classical geniuses, Franz Schubert buried a dark and somewhat disturbing lifestyle beneath a myriad of extraordinary musical accomplishments. A notorious rake, Schubert contracted such a severe case of syphilis that he endured a forced hospitalization, yet his difficult recuperation and physical suffering reportedly inspired some of his most glorious works. The documentary The Double Life of Franz Schubert: An Exploration of His Life and Work unflinchingly hones in on this period of development and growth in Schubert's life.