Distinguished Czech filmmaker Petr Weigl adapts Schubert's masterwork "Die Winterreise." Rather than interpret the plot literally, Weigl uses pantomime to bring to life the complex range of emotions the music inspires. Each of the song cycle's interwoven stories involves travelers undertaking a "winter journey" together by carriage. Mezzo-soprano Brigitte Fassbaender provides beautiful, soaring vocals.
Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden.
Leon, the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective "cleaner". But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent, he becomes the unwilling custodian of 12-year-old Mathilda.
The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Beside all the work he is known for, the composer once wrote a famous love letter to a nameless beloved and the movie tries to find out who this beloved was.