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11,967 Ratings


Directed by Miloš Forman
United States, 1984
Biography, Drama


The incredible story of genius musician Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told in flashback by his peer and secret rival, Antonio Salieri—now confined to an insane asylum.

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Amadeus Directed by Miloš Forman

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1985 | 8 wins including: Best Picture

1985 | 3 nominations including: Best Actor in a Leading Role

BAFTA Awards

1986 | 4 wins including: Best Cinematography

1986 | 5 nominations including: Best Actor

Directors Guild of America

1985 | Winner: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

César Awards

1985 | Winner: Best Foreign Film

Critics reviews

The musical visionary Mozart — in this film’s retelling presented as a vulgar, childlike bon vivant — is a force for chaos and great beauty, while the tightly wound, scheming nobleman Salieri, at once Mozart’s greatest admirer and his secret nemesis, carries the power of the institution, money, and empire behind him. But the music that’s created is something apart from either man.
April 15, 2018
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