Monday, March 26, 2012

Biking With Beethoven

Saw new French film The Kid With a Bike tonight.  I posted the trailer here recently (and again below), noting that it featured a good deal of the slow movement of the Piano Concerto No. 5 which also supposedly plays a key role in the movie, according to the NYT review.  Well, the film was initially gripping--abandoned kid tries to cope--but ultimately a bit disappointing, and as it turns out there was more Ludwig in the trailer than in the movie itself.  Very brief snippets of the concerto are heard three times during the film, but then...nothing, with a lengthy excerpt only appearing over the credits. 

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