- Original title
- Running time
- 158 min.
- United States
Peter Shaffer. Play: Peter Shaffer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Tom Hulce, F. Murray Abraham, Elizabeth Berridge, Simon Callow, Roy Dotrice, Christine Ebersole, Jeffrey Jones, Charles Kay, Richard Frank, Cynthia Nixon, Vincent Schiavelli, Kenneth McMillan, Kenny Baker
The Saul Zaentz Company, Orion Pictures
Drama | Biography. 18th Century. Music
- 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.
- Rankings Position
: 8 Academy Awards, including Movie, Director, Actor (F. Murray Abraham), Adapted Screenplay
: 4 Golden Globes, including Best Movie - Drama. 6 nominations
: 4 BAFTA Awards, including Best Cinematography. 9 Nominations
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director
: César Award: Best Foreign Film
: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Film, Director, Actor & Screenplay
: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Film, Director and Actor (Tom Hulce)
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