Mozart (1955 film)

Mozart is a 1955 Austrian drama film directed by Karl Hartl and starring Oskar Werner, Johanna Matz and Gertrud Kückelmann.[1] It is also known by the alternative title The Life and Loves of Mozart. It was entered into the 1956 Cannes Film Festival.[2] The plot explores the mental state of Mozart during production of his final opera The Magic Flute. Werner's portrayal of Mozart was unusual for the time in playing him as a cheerful and easygoing young man, reflecting the postwar optimism of the newly restored Austrian Republic.[3]

Directed byKarl Hartl
Written byKarl Hartl
Egon Komorzynski
Franz Tassié
Produced byJ. W. Beyer
Julius Jonak
A. I. Paulini
StarringOskar Werner
Johanna Matz
Gertrud Kückelmann
CinematographyOskar Schnirch
Edited byHenny Brünsch
Music byHans Swarowsky
Distributed byCosmopol-Film
Columbia Film
Release date
  • 20 December 1955 (1955-12-20)
Running time
100 minutes

The film's sets were designed by the art directors Werner Schlichting and Wolf Witzemann.



  1. ^ von Dassanowsky, Robert (2005). Austrian Cinema: A History. Jefferson, NC: McFarland. p. 165. ISBN 0786420782.
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Mozart". Cannes Film Festival. Retrieved 10 October 2021.
  3. ^ Fritsche, Maria (2013). Homemade Men in Postwar Austrian Cinema: Nationhood, Genre and Masculinity. Film Europa. Berghahn Books. p. 62. ISBN 0857459457. JSTOR j.ctt9qcvz8.

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