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      Beethoven's Hair

      2005 1 hr. 22 min. Documentary List
      Reviews 62% 250+ Ratings Audience Score Re-enactments and depictions of the composer follow a snipped clump of his hair, taken after his death in 1827. Read More Read Less

      Audience Reviews

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      Audience Member Manages to be both cheesy and moving at the same time - possibly thanks to the music :) Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member A young student of Beethoven's cut a lock of hair from his corpse to remember him by and had it put into a glass framed container with a note to that effect. This film documents what happened to the hair over the years from 1827 to 2000 something when it came to the U.S. via a Sotheby's auction. Scientists tested the hair and learned what killed Beethoven and caused his deafness. It's a fabulous story and well done film. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member A funny story and a funny idea...but not so much documentary as a tribute to the grand master! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Great documentary on what happened to a lock of The Great One's hair, that was taken from him on his deathbed. Moving on forward to the late 20-th Century, scientists were able to analyze it to find out what he suffered from. If you want to find out, you definitely need to see this film! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle Weinstein's witty doc is consistently engaging, even if your musical tastes run to rock & roll. Mar 23, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Re-enactments and depictions of the composer follow a snipped clump of his hair, taken after his death in 1827.
      Director
      Larry Weinstein
      Executive Producer
      Niv Fichman, Daniel Iron, Danny Krausz
      Screenwriter
      Thomas Wallner
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Sound Mix
      Dolby