This period drama takes Beethoven fans back to the momentous day on which audiences first heard Eroica--or as it is also known--Symphony No.3. Set in 1804 Vienna, the film follows Beethoven (played convincingly by Ian Hart) as he prepares to unveil his grand masterpiece to a select group of listeners at the Lobkowitz Palace in June of that year. Eroica features a full performance of the symphony conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.
Four boyhood pals perform a heroic act and are changed by the powers they gain in return. Years later, on a hunting trip in the Maine woods, they're overtaken by a vicious blizzard that harbors an ominous presence.