Perhaps, one of the most acclaimed and talked about films in history, Brahms: The Boy II is an often talked about piece of music literature and has a unique biography on its own. This movie has been translated into many languages and recently has become a hit with the younger generation.
It follows in the famous footsteps of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto, Rachmaninoff's Largo and Leopold Stokowski's Beethoven and Piano Concerto. Though Brahms: The Boy II won't be entering the top ten list of all time greatest works, it is still a revered piece of music and a very close contender. With a solid plot, a well put-together plot, and beautiful music - this movie is a treat for all fans of the master.
Taking place in Germany during the turbulent years before the Second World War, this movie takes the viewer back to a time when musical masterpieces were used as weapons against the Nazis and the would-be dictators of the day. The story of a young Brahms (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) trying to cope with his father's (Jude Law) death and the divorce of his mother from his stepfather is what makes this movie so appealing to many people.
Playing a very large role in the film is the ghost of Johann Sebastian Bach, whose music would become part of the Holocaust and historical figure that will never die. Added to that is the scheming pianist (Christopher Walken), who is actually an assassin for the Nazis who kills the violinist who performs the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. The kicker is that the violinist was set to perform in a concert held by a concertmaster played by (Russell Crowe).
These are only some of the magnificent scenes that made this movie so popular. With so much going on, this film is very multi-dimensional in terms of acting, story, and music. Anyone who watches this movie will find themselves hooked, not only by the great acting in this movie, but also by the great music that accompany it.
Many people have considered it to be a film that started off with a slow start, but once the music started playing, it kept getting better. This is what makes this film stand out in comparison to many other pieces of music literature - not only is the plot very believable, but the theme is very interesting.
Much like other movies that would be based on the life of one of the greatest composers of all time, a third season has been put together in a series of movies dedicated to this series of works. It is an impressive feat for a film but is incredibly popular because of the powerful message that is being portrayed through this plot.
With an unbelievable plot that has been brought to life, Brahms: The Boy II is a film that everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime. The action and emotions are at their best in this film, and its sheer quality will keep viewers glued to their seats throughout the viewing experience.