A stylized vision of the brilliant composer/conductor's life, told through the eyes of the women in his life and his highly opinionated public.
Description by Image Entertainment:
A drive for greatness, a passion for music, a desire for women--the incomparable Gustav Mahler was torn by these forces, in turn leading a tormented life and fashioning undeniably affecting music. This stylized vision of the illustrious composer/conductor's life and inner mysteries, realized by celebrated Austrian filmmaker Wolfgang Lesowsky, reveals an artist of great feeling and a man of great contradiction through a combination of biographical narration, location footage, reenactments and a generous sampling of the master's own stirring music. Delve behind the music, beneath the genius, into the mind and the life of a uncompromising artist.