The Tales of Hoffmann

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The Tales of Hoffmann

opera anthology surrealism based on play or musical ballet automaton soprano prima ballerina

The Tales of Hoffmann

Release Date: April 04, 1951

Year    :   1951
Slogan    :   «You Will Never See Anything Finer On The Screen!»
Genres    :   Fantasy, Music, Romance
Production Companies    :   Vega Film Productions, The Archers
Director    :   Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell
Producers    :   Charles Orme, Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell
Writers    :   Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell
RunTime    :   127 mins.

In this film adaptation of the Offenbach opera, a young poet named Hoffman broods over his failed romances. First, his affair with the beautiful Olympia is shattered when he realizes that she is really a mechanical woman designed by a scientist. Next, he believes that a striking prostitute loves him, only to find out she was hired to fake her affections by the dastardly Dapertutto. Lastly, a magic spell claims the life of his final lover.




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