4.9/10
644
7 user 2 critic

Chopin. Pragnienie milosci (2002)

Trailer
0:55 | Trailer
The biography of world famous Polish composer Fryderyk Chopin.

Director:

Jerzy Antczak
Reviews
3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Impromptu (1991)
Biography | Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In 1830s France, pianist/composer Frédéric Chopin is pursued romantically by the determined, individualistic woman who uses the name George Sand.

Director: James Lapine
Stars: Judy Davis, Hugh Grant, Mandy Patinkin
Czterej pancerni i pies (TV Series 1966)
War | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Story follows the adventures of a tank crew and their T-34 tank in the 1st Polish Army during World War II.

Stars: Janusz Gajos, Franciszek Pieczka, Wlodzimierz Press
Diana (2013)
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

During the last two years of her life, Princess Diana embarks on a final rite of passage: a secret love affair with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan.

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel
Stars: Naomi Watts, Naveen Andrews, Cas Anvar
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Biography of Frederic Chopin.

Director: Charles Vidor
Stars: Paul Muni, Merle Oberon, Cornel Wilde
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Roman Zaluski
Stars: Grazyna Blecka-Kolska, Dariusz Siatkowski, Katarzyna Laniewska
The Offsiders (2008)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Under the leadership of an ex-footballer, a bunch of homeless men set up a football team and train hard to take part in the world championship.

Director: Kasia Adamik
Stars: Marcin Dorocinski, Rafal Fudalej, Piotr Jagielski
The Debt (1999)
Drama | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The Debt is a gripping thriller about two entrepreneurs who become tangled in the web of a Russian thug. Two friends begin a business venture of importing Italian scooters into Poland. With... See full summary »

Director: Krzysztof Krauze
Stars: Robert Gonera, Jacek Borcuch, Andrzej Chyra
Pharaoh (1966)
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Young Pharaoh Ramses XIII clashes with Egypt's clergy over influence on the affairs of the state and its coffers.

Director: Jerzy Kawalerowicz
Stars: Jerzy Zelnik, Wieslawa Mazurkiewicz, Barbara Brylska
Big Animal (2000)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Left behind by a circus, a camel wanders to the house of a simple middle-aged couple. Although the wife is initially bewildered by the strange and unexpected animal, her husband immediately... See full summary »

Director: Jerzy Stuhr
Stars: Jerzy Stuhr, Anna Dymna, Dominika Bednarczyk
Silent Night (2017)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Adam unexpectedly visits his family house at Christmas after a few years of working abroad. No family member knows about his secret plans and the real reasons of his visit.

Director: Piotr Domalewski
Stars: Dawid Ogrodnik, Tomasz Zietek, Agnieszka Suchora
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two feisty, free-spirited women are connected by the brilliant, charismatic poet who loves them both.

Director: John Maybury
Stars: Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller, Matthew Rhys
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In a quest to discover new insights into Fryderyk Chopin, the man and his musical genius, Grabsky traveled the globe over four years recording performances by world-class musicians and interviewing respected historians and musicologists.

Director: Phil Grabsky
Stars: Juliet Stevenson, David Dawson, Leif Ove Andsnes
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Piotr Adamczyk ... Fryderyk Chopin
Danuta Stenka ... Georg Sand
Sara Muldner ... Young Solange
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jadwiga Baranska ... Chopin's Mother
Joanna Borer Joanna Borer
Tadeusz Borowski ... Dr. Sanchez
Malgorzata Buczkowska ... Guest at a concert at Baroness
Katarzyna Chmara Katarzyna Chmara
Andrzej Chmielarczyk Andrzej Chmielarczyk
Marcin Chochlew
Beata Chruscinska Beata Chruscinska ... Guest at Chopin's concert
Grzegorz Damiecki ... Bourges
Izabella Dziarska Izabella Dziarska ... Sluzaca na Majorce
Jolanta Fajkowska Jolanta Fajkowska ... Press secretary
Jerzy Felczynski Jerzy Felczynski
Edit

Storyline

A tangled web of unruly passion lies at the center of this drama, chronicling the stormy affair between the great piano virtuoso Frederic Chopin and the flamboyant feminist writer Aurore Dupin, who called herself George Sand. Academy Award nominated Jerzy Antczak directs this sweeping portrayal of the famed composer and his intense but hurtful relationship with George Sand and her children. Chopin's Music known and loved by millions worldwide provides a powerful score that underlines the drama. The world recognized Yo-Yo-MA (cellist), Emanuel Ax (pianist), Yukio Yokoyama (pianist), Janusz Olejniczak pianist), Pamela Frank (violin), Vadim Brodsky (violin) use their talents to brilliantly perform Chopin's music.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Jealousy, Envy, Love, And Deceit.

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish | French | English

Release Date:

1 March 2002 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Chopin: Desire for Love See more »

Filming Locations:

Kozlówka, Lubelskie, Poland See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Krec! Jak kochasz, to krec! (2010) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Chopin rolling in his grave
23 November 2008 | by thedeeperwellSee all my reviews

I have been a lover of Chopin, the man and his music, for years and years, and have always been fascinated by George Sand. I rented this film on DVD (with English dubbing) and watched it last night with great expectations. I recently purchased IMPROMPTU, the other Chopin/Sand biopic, and found it wandered quite far from the actual events of their lives. So, I was disappointed with that one, and was hoping CHOPIN: DESIRE FOR LOVE would be just what I wanted from a Chopin biography. It was not.

What would be so hard about making a film based entirely, or at least mostly, on true events? Why do film-makers seem determined to turn the lives of these historic geniuses into soap opera frivolity? If you have ever read a biography on Chopin, or even just listened to his music, then you know what a highly intelligent, sensitive, perfectionist, almost otherworldly man he was. I want a movie about Chopin with an actor and a script that are as sensitive and detailed as he was. This film seemed like a cheap, made-for-TV movie with overacting, cheesy drama, and unnecessary sexual situations. I'm mainly referring to the scene of Solange frolicking nearly naked in the river in front of Chopin. There is no documented proof that there was ever anything beyond mild flirtation between Solange and Chopin, if there was even that. He was older, frail, and sickly, and she was young, sexy, and looking for money. She used him for sympathy, and he did have it for her. Oh, and the scene with the maid and Chopin! Completely made up for sex appeal! What were they thinking? Perhaps they just wanted to show that Chopin was starved for sex while living with Sand, but there were other ways to show that. Chopin would be sick over this one, and George Sand would never have stood for that under her own roof.

Chopin struggled with depression and sickness, and even had a few hallucinations from time to time. His own genius mind drove him mad with striving for perfection in music, dress, and appearance. Neither movie I have seen has touched on this aspect of his life very well, if at all. They have portrayed him as a whining snob and not much else. There was far more to him. In my opinion, he was very misunderstood. This is just something else I would love to see played out on screen.

On a positive note, there were a few little details in this movie that lovers of Chopin might really appreciate. For instance, in most scenes, the actor playing Chopin wears gray pants. This was Chopin's favorite color for his suits. There were also scenes of Chopin in a room with gray and green walls, which were the true colors of the wallpaper he chose for his apartment in Paris. I also liked the fact that the actress playing Sand in this film actually resembled the real woman, whereas in IMPROMPTU, Judy Davis looked nothing like her. They didn't even try with Davis, except to put her in a man's clothing. In the first party scene of this film, the actress is dressed and has her hair done exactly like Sand in a well known painting. I loved the way she looked here.

All in all, I would have to say that for Chopin and Sand fans, this movie is severely lacking in historical truth and nuance. At the same time, for those who have no knowledge of Chopin's life, it must be very confusing, tedious, and hardly entertaining. I hope one day that a good, detailed biographical film will be made for Chopin. Perhaps lack of interest from the public is why we've had two duds about him. However, I think if a well made film were to be done, many people who never knew about Chopin would find themselves fascinated and wanting to know more about this amazing composer's sad and hauntingly beautiful life story.


21 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed