The Tales of Hoffmann

The Tales of Hoffmann

Title: The Tales of Hoffmann

Release: 1951

Rating: 7.4

Language: English

Country: UK

Runtime: 133

Genre: Action,Fantasy,Music,Musical,Romance

The Tales of Hoffmann

Release 1951
Rating 7.4
Language English
Country UK
Runtime 133
Genre Action,Fantasy,Music,Musical,Romance



This a film version of the opera "The Tales of Hoffmann", however it is NOT just a film of a staged performance. 'Michael Powell' & Emeric Pressburger (and the rest of "The Archers") work their usual magic here. The opera dramatises the three great romances in the life of the poet-hero presented in a series of flashbacks. Hoffmann's tales depict the struggle between human love and the artist's dedication to his work. Hoffmann loses each of the women he loves but gains instead poetic inspiration -- the ability to transform painful experiences into art.

Director :

Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

Writer :

Dennis Arundell (English libretto), Jules Barbier (from the French text by), Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

Actors :

... Stella / Olympia

... Giulietta

... Niklaus

... Spalanzani / Schlemil / Franz

... Antonia

... Lindorf / Coppelius / Dapertutto / Dr. Miracle

... Kleinsach / Cochenille