It is 1827. Beethoven is dead and the whole of Vienna is mourning. For his friend Anton Schindler (Jeroen Krabbe) it is the start of a strange search. In his will Beethoven has left all his worldly goods to his "Immortal Beloved" and Schindler takes it upon himself to discover this person’s identity. His search takes him on a fascinating journey into the mysterious life of the legendary composer and his artistic and romantic passions. A life that is once tragic and inspirational; obsessive and romantic; lived by a man best by his own genius an its tumultuous consequences.