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F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice


Miloš Forman (Director), Peter Shaffer (Screenplay) View All

Released: November 13th, 1984
Runtime: 2 hours, 40 minutes
The incredible story of genius musician Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told in flashback by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri – now confined to an insane asylum.

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It's a testament to the film's brilliance that, while he does come across as annoying a fair bit of the time, Hulce's Mozart is also a compelling character whose chipper flamboyance hides a heavily flawed and insecure human whose astonishing musical abilities can be just as much of a curse as a blessing.
mark f
The art direction, sets, costumes, wigs and makeup are all top-of-the-line. The musical passages show the genius of Mozart, even if one of the points of the film is that Genius is not always bestowed upon the most worthy or the most holy.