The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

paris, france gypsy obsession cathedral false accusations hunchback

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Release Date: December 19, 1956

Year    :   1956
Slogan    :   «The timeless tale of the seductive gypsy Esmeralda and the tortured hunchback Quasimodo.»
Genres    :   Drama, History
Production Companies    :   Panitalia, Paris Film Productions
Director    :   Jean Delannoy
Producers    :   Raymond Hakim
Writers    :   Jacques Prévert, Victor Hugo, Jean Aurenche
RunTime    :   115 mins.

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...




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