The Tales of Hoffman, DVD


An adaptation of Jacques Offenbach's opera by Emeric Pressburger and Michael Powell.

The story follows the poet Hoffman (Robert Rounseville) as he attends a performance of the ballerina Stella (Moira Shearer) and proceeds to tell tales of his love for three women: the doll Olympia (Shearer), the courtesan Giuletta (Ludmilla Tcherina) and the frail singer Antonia (Ann Ayars).

But as the elder Hoffman recounts the tales from a tavern, his quest for the eternal woman is always thwarted by evil.


  • Format: DVD
  • Region: 2
  • Certification: (U)
  • EAN: 5055201813251
  • Catalogue number: OPTD1930
  • Studio: StudioCanal
  • Release date:
  • Genre: Music/Performing Arts
  • Colour: Colour


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