Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight) stars as Ludwig van Beethoven and leads a stellar cast that includes Isabella Rossellini (Blue Velvet) and Valeria Golino (Rain Man) in Bernard Rose's sumptuous modern classic. It is 1827. Beethoven is dead and the whole of Vienna is in mourning. For his friend Anton Felix Schindler (Jeroen Krabbe) it is the start of a strange search. In his will Beethoven has left all his worldly goods to his 'Immortal Beloved' and Schindler takes it upon himself to discover this person's identity. His search takes him on a fascinating journey into the mysterious life of the legendary composer and his artistic and romantic passions. A life that is once tragic and inspirational, obsessive and romantic lived by a man beset by his own genius and its tumultuous consequences.