About

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a remarkably talented young Viennese composer who unwittingly finds a fierce rival in the disciplined and determined Antonio Salieri. Resenting Mozart for both his hedonistic lifestyle and his undeniable talent, the highly religious Salieri is gradually consumed by his jealousy and becomes obsessed with Mozart's downfall, leading to a devious scheme that has dire consequ...

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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

#84 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

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

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

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

Awards

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

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

Oscar for Best Picture Saul Zaentz

Oscar for Best Costume Design Theodor Pištěk