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Mahler on the Couch (2010)

Mahler auf der Couch (original title)
Alma Mahler's affair with the young architect Walter Gropius sets in motion a marital drama that forces her husband Gustav Mahler to seek advice from Sigmund Freud.

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Felix O. Adlon, Percy Adlon (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johannes Silberschneider ... Gustav Mahler
Barbara Romaner Barbara Romaner ... Alma Mahler
Karl Markovics ... Sigmund Freud
Friedrich Mücke ... Walter Gropius
Eva Mattes ... Anna Sofie Schindler-Moll
Lena Stolze ... Justine Mahler-Rosé
Nina Berten Nina Berten ... Anna von Mildenburg
Karl Fischer ... Carl Moll
Matthias Franz Stein Matthias Franz Stein ... Alexander von Zemlinsky (as Mathias Stein)
Max Mayer Max Mayer ... Max Burckhard
Michael Dangl Michael Dangl ... Bruno Walter
Michael Rotschopf ... Alfred Roller
Manuel Witting ... Gustav Klimt
Simon Hatzl ... Arnold Rosé
Johanna Orsini-Rosenberg Johanna Orsini-Rosenberg ... Berta Zuckerkandl
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Alma Mahler's affair with the young architect Walter Gropius sets in motion a marital drama that forces her husband Gustav Mahler to seek advice from Sigmund Freud.

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Country:

Germany | Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

May 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR3,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$772,508
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The scene in which Alma (Barbara Romaner) is moved to tears by reading a section of Mahler's music was shot in one take. See more »

Soundtracks

Walkuere
Written by Richard Wagner
Performed by Nina Berten, Bernd Leichtfried and Maria Radutu
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This film could do with some therapy of its own.
3 January 2011 | by The_Great_SilenceSee all my reviews

Mahler On The Couch is not a German gem. It is a stylistic nightmare of zooms and novelty shots that make it almost unbearable to watch. Adlon Brother's period drama focuses Gustav Mahler seeking advice from Sigmund Freud about his cheating wife.

I will admit that I was not overly exited about the content of the film. If I was more interested in Mahler or Freud I might have been able to see this film as glass half full instead of glass completely empty. I even thought that maybe I would become more interested in one of them because of the film. Unfortunately the films style was so distracting I was almost to disgusted to pay attention to the story at all.

The actors were all apparently trying to channel Klaus Kinski and in doing so give some of the most over dramatic performances I have seen. I understand that having an unfaithful wife could be frustrating but the way it comes through on the screen just made me roll my eyes. I am not saying in anyway that the actors in this film are talentless but Brother's directing misses on almost every mark.

If you love over dramatic, wordy, historical dramas you might like Mahler On The Couch, I however did not.

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