- Original title
- Running time
- 158 min.
- United States
Peter Shaffer (Play: Peter Shaffer)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
F. Murray Abraham,
The Saul Zaentz Company / Orion Pictures
Drama | Biography. 18th Century. Music
- Synopsis / Plot
- In a lavish 18th Century parlor in Austria, an elderly man is found, by his servant, with his throat slashed. The wound is self-inflicted, and the man is the little-known composer Salieri (F. Murray Abraham), contemporary and adversary of the now-famed, but once reviled, composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Tom Hulce). Later, from his cell in an insane asylum, Salieri tells a priest (Herman Meckler) the story of his association with Mozart, confessing that he actually killed the brilliantly gifted but troubled young man.
: 8 Academy Awards, including Movie, Director, Actor (F. Murray Abraham), Adapted Screenplay
: 4 Golden Globes, including Best Movie - Drama. 6 nominations
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director
: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Film, Director and Actor (Tom Hulce)
: César Award: Best Foreign Film
: 4 BAFTA Awards, including Best Cinematography. 9 Nominations
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