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F. Murray Abraham , Tom Hulce , Elizabeth Berridge
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Directed by: Milos Forman
Written by: Peter Shaffer , from his own play

Released: 1984
Genre: DRAMA
Origin: US
Colour: C
Length: 180

Viennese court composer Salieri (F. Murray Abraham) envies talent of Mozart (Tom Hulce) and plots to kill him.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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A film which, like Shaffer's play, is ponderous, overlong and unconvincing when it depicts genius: Tom Hulce's Mozart is a posturing ninny. Its greatest strength is a wonderfully convincing portrait of envy, in the form of Salieri. Glorious to look at, and hear. A longer director’s cut was released in 2002.

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