The historical drama has been sold to 35 territories, including Spain (Filmin), Film Movement (US and Canada), MVS (Argentina, Chile, Mexico), Italy (Sky), Portugal (RTP), Lithuania (LRT), Hungary (MTVA), Croatia (HRT), Czech Republic (CT) and Russia (Kultura).

Celebrating Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday, Beta Film announces a row of worldwide deals with the biographical movie Louis van Beethoven.

Directed by Niki Stein (Rommel), the historical drama Louis van Beethoven has been sold to 35 territories, among others Italy (Sky), Spain (Filmin), Portugal (RTP), Lithuania (LRT), Hungary (MTVA), Croatia (HRT), Czech Republic (CT) and Russia (Kultura). Film Movement has picked up the movie for the U.S. and Canada, MVS for Argentina, Chile, Mexico and numerous Latin American territories.

The elaborate “coming-of-genius”- drama Louis van Beethoven with Tobias Moretti (Maximilian and Marie de Bourgogne, Bad Banks) in the lead role, follows Beethoven’s tragic life tracing his progress from an early piano virtuoso to the admired composer.

Inspired and guided by the unconventional brilliance of Mozart and the French Revolution, he embodies the emancipation of the artist in the 18th century like no one else. Beethoven sacrificed his life and, above all, his hearing for the arts and became a master who touches countless hearts and minds to this day.

Louis van Beethoven is produced by EIKON Media for ARD Degeto/WDR/ORF and will air on Christmas Day, 25 December at prime time on Germany’s public broadcaster ARD. The movie is now available in the online library of ARD.