The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

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Julie Andrews is a problematic nun who is sent as a governess to the Von Trapp family, where she melts the widowed war hero father’s icy heart, enriches the seven children’s lives and escapes the fast approaching Nazi invasion, all in her own unique musical fashion. More

Reading that back, it seems like it should never work, let alone be one of the most beloved and iconic musicals ever committed to celluloid. It’s peppered with some of the most recognizable songs to ever emanate from Hollywood thanks to the legendary composition duo of Rodgers and Hammerstein, plus a touching and absolutely convincing love story. Perhaps the biggest testament to its undying popularity is the fact that its setting of Salzburg is now one of the biggest tourist traps in Austria.

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1965Rating: G174 minsUSA
DramaKids & FamilyMusicalWarClassic

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The Sound of Music | Awards

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Winner of 5 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, 1966.

The Sound of Music | Reviews

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Variety

Variety

The magic and charm of Rodgers-Hammerstein-Lindsay-Crouse 1959 stage hit are sharply blended in this filmic translation which emerges one of the top musicals to reach the screen.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Still has a little soul in its bones.

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BBC

BBC

A heartwarming classic from Hollywood's last golden age that represents a shining beacon of surety in our uncertain world

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The Sound of Music | Release Details

The Sound of Music is now playing in 1 cinema in New Zealand. The Sound of Music is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and Apple TV and Disney+.