With his three-part story, published in 1954, J.R.R. Tolkien created a masterpiece of fantasy literature. Fascinated readers all over the world immersed themselves in the world of Middle Earth with its magic and legendary myths, with its eternal struggle of good against evil - and with the adventures of the little hobbit Frodo, who, together with his companions, sets off for Mordor to sink the Ring of Power forever into the seething depths of Mount Doom.
In the cinemas, it was Peter Jackson's trilogy that captivated audiences from 2001 onwards. Composer Howard Shore succeeded in creating a musical and Oscar-winning work with his soundtrack, which assigned different, touching and highly complex motifs to the various protagonists and cultures. On 19 April 2024, the audience will be able to experience the start of Frodo's journey from the Shire once again on the big screen in the Olympic Hall. The Companions" will be shown in English with German subtitles. The original film music will be played by the Munich Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ludwig Wicki. The TUM Choir and the Wolfratshaus Children's Choir will sing.