Beethoven Lives Upstairs

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Beethoven Lives Upstairs
Beethoven Lives Upstairs.jpg
Directed by David Devine
Produced by David Devine
Richard Mozer
Terence Robinson
Written by Heather Conkie
Starring Illya Woloshyn
Neil Munro
Fiona Reid
Paul Soles
Cinematography David Perrault
Edited by Rik Morden
Release dates
Running time
51 min.
Country Canada
Language English

Beethoven Lives Upstairs is a Canadian 1992 HBO Original Films TV movie produced and directed by David Devine. Based on a very popular children's audio recording written and directed by Barbara Nichol, the film stars Illya Woloshyn as Christoph, a young boy who develops a friendship with composer Ludwig van Beethoven (Neil Munro), a boarder and villain in the boy's parents' house. The film was shot in Prague in the Czech Republic and has been broadcast in over 110 countries in numerous languages and has sold over one million DVDs and is used extensively in U.S. and Canadian elementary and middle school music classrooms.[citation needed]

The film went on to win the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Program in 1993, was nominated for numerous Gemini Awards, and was also admitted to the Permanent Collection in the Paley Center for Media in New York City.


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