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370 Ratings

The Tales of Hoffmann

United Kingdom, 1951
Fantasy, Musical, Music


A poet dreams of three women—a mechanical performing doll, a bejeweled siren, and the consumptive daughter of a famous composer—all of whom break his heart in different ways. Powell and Pressburger create a phantasmagoric marriage of cinema and opera in this one-of-a-kind classic.

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The Tales of Hoffmann

Awards & Festivals

Festival de Cannes

1951 | Winner: Special Award

Berlin International Film Festival

1951 | 2 wins including: Silver Bear for Best Musical

Academy Awards

1952 | 2 nominations including: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color

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