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THE TRAPP FAMILY - A LIFE OF MUSIC (DIE TRAPP FAMILIE - EIN LEBEN FÜR DIE MUSIK)

THE TRAPP FAMILY - A LIFE OF MUSIC
photo © Jan Betke/TMG

THE TRAPP FAMILY – A LIFE OF MUSIC tells the fascinating story of Agathe von Trapp, who has been searching for her path in life since her youth: She is the eldest daughter among many siblings, and her relationship with her father, the marine officer Georg von Trapp and his second wife Maria von Trapp, is often difficult. She develops her beautiful voice and stimulating musical talent together with her family and with the support of the famous singer Lotte Lehmann. She constantly struggles for the love of her childhood sweetheart Sigi and, not least, she must confront the menacing political and social constellations and the rise of fascism in Germany and Austria. Emigration to the U.S. finally brings a decisive step toward freedom and world success.

How Agathe von Trapp found and shaped her own life, with empathy and commitment, emotionally and courageously; how she took up every challenge and never let go of her dream; how she faced problems and ultimately went her own way – this is what Agathe reports many years later in the new American home of her young niece who, just like her, has reached a crossroads and must take important decisions.


Ben Verbong studied at the Amsterdam Film and TV Academy from 1970-1974. His films include: DER SKORPION (1984), LILY WAS HERE (1989), HOUSE CALL (1996), SCHOCK - EINE FRAU IN ANGST (1998), KINDER DER GEWALT (1999), LIEBER, BOESER WEIHNACHTSMANN (1999), THE SLURB (DAS SAMS, 2001), HANNA - WO BIST DU? (2001), MY MAGICAL FRIEND SAMS (SAMS IN GEFAHR, 2003), MR. WOOF (HERR BELLO, 2007), LIKE IT OR NOT! (OB IHR WOLLT ODER NICHT!, 2008), and THE TRAPP FAMILY – A LIFE OF MUSIC (2015).
Genre Biopic, Coming-of-Age Story, Drama, Family Entertainment
Category Feature
Year of Production 2015
Director Ben Verbong
Screenplay Tim Sullivan, Christoph Silber
Cinematography Jan Fehse
Cast Matthew Macfadyen, Eliza Bennett, Yvonne Catterfeld, Rosemary Harris, Cornelius Obonya, Annette Dasch, Johannes Nussbaum, Lauryn Canny, Robert Seeliger, Cosima Shaw
Producers Herbert G. Kloiber, Rikolt von Gagern
Production Company Clasart Film/Munich, in cooperation with ORF/Vienna, Concorde Media/Munich
Length 97 min
Format color, 1:1.85
Dubbed Versions German
Original Version
 English
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Film Location Austria (FISA), Filmförderung Salzburg
German Distributor Concorde Filmverleih

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