About

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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Directed by

Miloš Forman

Written by

Peter Shaffer (Screenplay)

Runtime

160 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

...Everything you've heard is true

Cast

Keywords

murder italy opera composer musician vienna austria god marriage crisis emperor austria talent mozart envy 18th century

Photos

Lists

#83 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#319 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#136 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar for Best Director Miloš Forman

Oscar for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Peter Shaffer

Oscar for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration Patrizia von Brandenstein Karel Černý

Oscar for Best Costume Design Theodor Pištěk