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The Life and Loves of Mozart ★★½ 1959

Despite the title, this is really about the great composer's later life at the time of the premiere of “Die Zauberfloete” (“The Magic Flute”). This is only partly saved by a stellar performance from Werner, as well as the music. Other than that, it gets bogged down in titillation about W.A.M.'s romantic life. In German with English subtitles. 87m/C VHS, DVD . Oskar Werner, Johanna (Hannerl) Matz, Angelika Hauff; D: Karl Hartl; V: Anton Dermota.

The Life and Loves of Mozart

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