The Tales of Hoffmann Trailer & Clips
The Tales of Hoffmann full movie is released on Jun 13, 1952. Watch The Tales of Hoffmann online - the English Fantasy movie from United Kingdom , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $106,860. The Tales of Hoffmann is directed by Michael Powell,Emeric Pressburger and created by Dennis Arundell with Moira Shearer and Ludmilla Tchérina.
This a film version of the opera "The Tales of Hoffmann", however it is NOT just a film of a staged performance. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger (and the rest of "The Archers") work their usual magic here. The opera dramatises the three great romances in the life of the poet-hero presented in a series of flashbacks. Hoffmann's tales depict the struggle between human love and the artist's dedication to his work. Hoffmann loses each of the women he loves but gains instead poetic inspiration -- the ability to transform painful experiences into art.