About the film
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Release Date: December 19, 1956
|Slogan||:||«The timeless tale of the seductive gypsy Esmeralda and the tortured hunchback Quasimodo.»|
|Production Companies||:||Panitalia, Paris Film Productions|
|Writers||:||Jacques Prévert, Victor Hugo, Jean Aurenche|
Paris, 1482. Today is the festival of the fools, taking place like each year in the square outside Cathedral Notre Dame. Among jugglers and other entertainers, Esmeralda, a sensuous gypsy, performs a bewitching dance in front of delighted spectators. From up in a tower of the cathedral, Frollo, an alchemist, gazes at her lustfully. Later in the night, Frollo orders Quasimodo, the deformed bell ringer and his faithful servant, to kidnap Esmeralda. But when the ugly freak comes close to her is touched by the young woman's beauty...