“I murdered Mozart”. So confesses the dying Salieri in this majestic film. Mozart’s genius was placed by God in the body of a dandy and dilettante. The genius of Peter Schaffer, who wrote the screenplay, was to see Mozart through the eyes of mediocre composer, Salieri, whose jealousy and frustration at the effortless talent of Wolfgang Amadeus will lead one to madness and the other to death.
Director: Milos Forman
Starring: F Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Simon Callow, Roy Dotrice, Christine Ebersole.
Original Release: USA-CZ. 1984
Showing: Monday, 23 January, 2006 at 7:30pm
Certificate: PG
Running Time: 180 mins

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