06.06.19 | Amadeus


Milos Forman’s extravagantly beautiful and haunting film spins the tale of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - one of the world’s greatest artists – as revealed, layer by layer, through the tortured soul of his rival, Antonio Salieri.  One of the most decorated films of all time, winner of eight Academy Awards and countless international trophies, this 1984 classic is a stunning, insightful portrait of genius, talent and torment.

Synopsis:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Tom Hulce) is a remarkably talented young Viennese composer who unwittingly finds a fierce rival in the disciplined and determined court composer Antonio Salieri (F. Murray Abraham). Resenting Mozart for both his hedonistic lifestyle and his undeniable talent, the highly religious Salieri is gradually consumed by his jealousy and becomes obsessed with Mozart's downfall, leading to a devious scheme that has dire consequences for both men.

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