The Tales of Hoffman

The Tales of Hoffman

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Powell and Pressburger's heralded, technicolour adaptation of Jacques Offenbach's opera. A melancholy poet reflects on three women he loved and lost in the past: a doll, a Venetian courtesan, and the daughter of a celebrated composer.

1951Rating: PG138 minsUK
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The Tales of Hoffman | Awards

Award Winner
Silver Berlin Bear winner, Best Musical, at Berlin International Film Festival 1951; Special Award winner at Cannes 1951

The Tales of Hoffman | Reviews

Variety

Variety

A lush, resplendent production that's a treat to eye and ear.

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Time Out

Time Out

As a work of pure, imaginative cinema, it comes close to genius.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

It sates the senses without striking any real dramatic fire.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Enchanting, disturbing, and electrifying.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

An immersive aesthetic experience best thought of as an art form all its own.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

A worthwhile component of Powell and Pressburger's inestimable legacy.

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