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Issuing warnings to potential readers about disappointing or aggravating books is an entertaining but ultimately bootless pursuit.

What use is it to the Reader to learn about books that he shouldn’t read? Far better to direct attention toward work that may not yet have been widely appreciated.

As penance for having troubled the long-suffering Reader with a string of sub-par books, A Superfluous Man would like to recommend a French movie that the Superfluous Man household enjoyed yesterday evening, Mozart’s Sister (Nannerl, la Sœur de Mozart). The film traces the great prodigy’s childhood visit en famille to the court of Versailles but focuses on his talented sister’s early career.

Delightful, and available on either iTunes or (presumably) Netflix: