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THE TALES OF HOFFMAN (1951)

THE TALES OF HOFFMAN <span>(1951)</span> artwork

THE TALES OF HOFFMAN (1951)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 129

Release dates 01/06/1990

Ratings Info mild violence

Genre(s) Music

Director(s) Michael Powell,Emeric Pressburger

Cast includes Robert Rounseville, Robert Helpmann, Pamela Brown, Moira Shearer, Frederick Ashton, Leonide Massine

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Suitable for all iconU

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 29/01/2015

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE TALES OF HOFFMAN is a 1951 film adaptation of the Offenbach opera about a poet who tells his peers the stories of three women he loved: Olympia, a wind-up doll; Giulietta, a Venetian courtesan; and Antonia, a Grecian singer.

Violence

Olympia, who is a wind-up doll, has her head and limbs pulled off by her inventor; there is no injury detail and Olympia does not appear to be in any distress. In another scene, Hoffman has a brief sword fight with a man; he stabs him with his sword and we see the tip of the sword sticking out of his back.

Scenes depicting Cassanova-era Venice show characters lying on beds together. One character kisses another. A sign reads: "Art is long, The Interval is short, Come to Luther's Cellar for a snort". The subsequent scenes show men drinking beer and smoking pipes.

Details

Title
THE TALES OF HOFFMAN
Also known as
TALES OF HOFFMAN
Year
1951
Formats
DVD, Cinema
Distributor(s)
Warner Home Video Ltd,Studio Canal,Optimum Releasing,British Lion Film Corp Ltd
Classified date(s)
26/01/2015
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF036871

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