The Tales Of Hoffmann


(out of 5)

Powell and Pressburger revisit the success of The Red Shoes with this adaptation of the Offenbach opera. It couldn’t possibly look or sound better, and all the visual effects are a new height in creativity. Non-fans of musicals, however, will be bored senseless and are warned to keep a safe distance.  stars, further showing off the exceptional talent for dance that she possessed in the previous musical.

The Archers

United Kingdom, 1951

Directed by Michael Powell,

Screenplay by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, based on the English libretto by , from the French text by , adapted from stories by  with French text by

Cinematography by

Produced by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

Production Design by

Costume Design by , Hein Heckroth

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1951

Cannes Film Festival 1951


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