L'Enfant Prodige (French)

L'Enfant Prodige (French).

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Perceived by many in the know as "The Mozart of Canada," composer-cum-pianist Andre Mathieu (1929-1968) traveled a path as heartbreaking as it was all too familiar. Born in Montreal, Quebec, to a highly musical family (father Roldolphe was a composer and music instructor, while mother Wilhemine was a cellist and instructor), Andre grew up as a child prodigy who began composing at the tender age of four. He encountered seemingly limitless critical and popular success, with all of the wealth that traditionally accompanies it, and studied with the likes of Mme. Giraud-Latarse, Yves Nat and Arthur Honegger. His Parisian recitals so dazzled listeners that Sergei Rachmaninoff, of all people, allegedly declared that Mathieu's genius outstripped his own. Tragically, though, the glories of the young man's life were all too temporary: as Andre entered adulthood, he found it increasingly difficult to adjust on an emotional level, and eventually slipped into alcoholism and ill-repute, dying at the age of 39. This documentary from director Luc Dion draws on archival material, interviews, and other sources to tell the complex and poignant story of Mathieu's life and career. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi.
Available in French Only.

Specifications+

Region code
1
Format
DVD
Number of discs
1
Quebec rating
G
Closed captioning
No
BoxedSet
No
Additional features
French Language Film with English Subtitles
Language
French
Studio
Alliance Films
Silent
No
Original Language
French
Cast
Lothaire Bluteau, Macha Grenon, Marc Labreche, Karine Vanasse, Patrick Drolet
English rating
14A
Run time (minutes)
101
Brand
Alliance Films
Product Identifiers
Walmart Item #
30092509
UPC
40030092509
SKU
131565

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