United States 1984
In English, Italian, Latin and German, subtitles in Finnish
161 min
Suitable for audiences aged 12 and above
Director: Miloš Forman
Screenplay: Peter Shaffer
Cast: F.Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge
Production: AMLF, The Saul Zaentz Company
Print Source: Elävän kuvan keskus ELKE

It's a timeless tale of trust, jealousy, and talent. In the 18th-century Viennese court, the prodigy Mozart and the court composer Salieri cross paths with unforgettable consequences. Inspired by history, the story follows Mozart's rocket-like ascent to the pinnacle of the music world, with Salieri observing from the sidelines. Mozart's music is "like a gift from the gods," but his erratic behavior raises eyebrows in Vienna's high society.

Salieri experiences a mix of shock and admiration for Mozart's abilities, desperately trying to match Mozart's level of talent. Throughout the film, Mozart's masterpieces, most notably the soul-stirring Requiem, create a beautiful backdrop for the rivalry between the two masters.

This timeless masterpiece, which won eight Oscars, is a film that every movie lover should see at least once in their lifetime.

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