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A new film by Percy Adlon and Felix Adlon


A genius composer, his wife, her lover...and Sigmund Freud


Barbara Romaner as Alma

Johannes Silberschneider as Gustav Mahler

Karl Markovics as Sigmund Freud

Friedrich Mücke as Walter Gropius

Eva Mattes as Anna Moll

Lena Stolze as Justine Mahler-Rosé

and

Nina Berten as Anna von Mildenburg


Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra


Gustav Mahler snatched Alma under the noses of Vienna’s artistic elite, but ten years of marriage and the death of one child have exacerbated the strains caused by the 19 year gap in their ages, and Mahler’s refusal to allow Alma to write music (“I need a wife, not a colleague”).  While staying at a spa resort, Alma falls in love with Walter Gropius, five years her junior.  Tormented, Mahler seeks advice from Sigmund Freud.  The encounter of the two giants of music and psychoanalysis is bumpy, temperamental, and not without humor. 


For the 150th birthday of Gustav Mahler on July 7, 2010



A pelemele FILM & Stage / Cultfilm Production

co-produced with ARD Degeto BR and ORF


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