Ken Russell (R): The Music Lovers
UK 1970, OF, 118 min., € 24.99Kostenloser Versand innerhalb Europas.
Composer Peter Tchaikovsky (Richard Chamberlain) abandons his intimate friend, Count Chiluvsky, when Madame von Meck sponsors him after she hears him perform his First Piano Concerto. A tortured man, unhappy except in his music, Tchaikovsky marries Nina Milukova, a passionate, neurotic girl. When he is unable to fulfill the demands of matrimony, his tensions become so great that he attempts suicide and has a nervous breakdown. Nina's world also falls apart, and she deteriorates into madness and ends in an asylum. Tchaikovsky recuperates at a country estate of Madame von Meck. The two correspond, but never meet. At a great party, which she gives in his honor Count Chiluvsky tells Madame von Meck the truth about Tchaikovsky. She immediately severs all connections with the composer.