Amadeus

Production year: 1984

Drama PG   Running time: 2:40

IMDB rating:   8.3     Aspect: Wide;  Languages: English, French;  Subtitles: English, French;  Audio: DD 5.1

On his deathbed, Court Composer Antonio Salieri confesses to having killed Mozart, the Genius composer. Flashback to Mozart's arrival in Vienna. His brash and vulgar manner is the antithesis of his divine musical gift. Salieri cannot reconcile that God would endow such genius on this coarse boy. The story unfolds as Mozart becomes more and more popular and Salieri becomes more obsessed with destroying him and getting his revenge on God. Using his influence, Salieri drives his rival to poverty. Finally, he poses as Mozart's deceased father and haunts the sickly composer, driving him to an ignominious grave. Remarkably funny, and of course, with an amazing soundtrack, Amadeus won eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (Milos Forman) and Best Actor (F. Murray Abraham) - Tom Hulce was nominated, too.

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