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by Helma Sanders-Brahms


For Johannes Brahms and Robert Schumann she was the centre of the world: Clara Schumann. In the year 1950 the famous pianist and composer Clara Schumann moves to Düsseldorf with her husband Robert and their children. After many strenuous years on tour Robert wants to accept a position as municipal director of music there. But after her concert in Hamburg Clara meets the 14 years younger Johannes Brahms, whose talent fascinates both her and her husband. Yet Brahms falls not only under the spell of Clara’s virtuosity on the piano…

international title: Clara
original title: Geliebte Clara
country: Germany, France, Hungary
sales agent: ARRI Media Worldsales
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Helma Sanders-Brahms
release date: DE 04/12/2008, FR 13/05/2009
screenplay: Helma Sanders-Brahms
cast: Martina Gedeck, Pascal Greggory, Malik Zidi
cinematography by: Jürgen Jürges
film editing: Isabelle Devinck
art director: Uwe Szielasko
music: Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann, Johannes Brahms
producer: Alfred Hürmer, Helma Sanders-Brahms
production: Integral Film, Helma Sanders-Brahms Filmproduktion, MACT Productions, Objektiv Film Studio (HU), B.A. Produktion (DE)
backing: Filmfoerderungsanstalt (FFA), BKM, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Filmstiftung NRW, Eurimages
distributor: StudioCanal Germany
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