A Song for Martin

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Released 2001

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Director:
Bille August
Released:
2001
Rating:
PG-13
In midlife, two soul mates finally meet and their passion is fueled by their love for music. Martin is a famous composer-conductor and Barbara a gifted violinist. Abandoning their lackluster lives, together they plunge into a new and exciting world, filled with creative energy. When their blissful existence is suddenly threatened, Barbara is courageously determined to prove that love conquers all. With time and with Martin's help, Barbara comes to understand the true meaning of deeply life-affirming love in this poignant and inspiring story.

Metacritic Score

  • 90

    Los Angeles Times

    From its invitingly upbeat overture to its pathos-filled but ultimately life-affirming finale, "Martin" is a masterfully conducted work.

  • 80

    Variety

    A moving love story with two exquisite central performances.

  • 70

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    Watching it, I kept imagining the depth of feeling Ingmar Bergman and his troupe might have brought to the same material. As much as A Song for Martin hurts, it doesn't quite go th...

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    Drama

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    Love & Romance, Foreign Language