Composer and pianist Franz Liszt attempts to overcome his hedonistic lifestyle while repeatedly being drawn back into it by the many women in his life and fellow composer Richard Wagner.

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Sara Kestelman ...
Princess Carolyn
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Rick Wakeman ...
Thor
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Count d'Agoult
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Cosima
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David English ...
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Imogen Claire ...
Rikki Howard ...
Countess
David Corti ...
Daniel
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A send-up of the bawdy life of Romantic composer/piano virtuoso Franz Liszt, with ubiquitous phallic imagery and a good portion of the film devoted to Liszt's "friendship" with fellow composer Richard Wagner. The film begins during the time when Franz would give piano performance to a crowd of shrieking teenage fans while maintaining affairs with his (multiple!) mistresses. He eventually seeks Princess Carolyne of St. Petersburg (at her invitation), elopes, and, after their marriage is forbidden by the Pope, he embraces the monastic life as an abbé. Written by Jonathan Dakss <dakss@columbia.edu>

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The erotic, exotic electrifying rock fantasy... It out-Tommy's TOMMY.


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29 January 1976 (Netherlands)  »

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Fed musik og sex på drengen  »

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Trivia

Roger Daltrey performed all of the piano pieces himself, as well as most of his stunts. See more »

Quotes

Princess Carolyn: You and the Tsar are just different sides of the same coin: false gods worshiped in different ways. Dress the Tsar as a peasant and you have a peasant.
[searches for Liszt]
Princess Carolyn: Stop skulking behind that screen!
[continues]
Princess Carolyn: Dress Liszt in a crinoline and what do you have? The same thing: a sham. Rather than walk naked through the world, he chooses to play the imposter. What do you say?
Liszt: Bollocks!
Princess Carolyn: "Bollocks"? I don't speak Hungarian.
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Music by Rick Wakeman Assisted by Franz Liszt and Richard Wagner See more »

Connections

Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Free Song (Hungarian Rhapsody)
Composed by Franz Liszt
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collector's of The Who will love it!
29 August 1999 | by (Northglenn, Colorado) – See all my reviews

As a collector of Who memorabilia, I found this movie to be quite interesting and entertaining, what's more, if one pays attention they can see that this truly is the work of Ken Russell. Though it could also fit into the category of "soft porn" and is in no way to be taken as strict fact of Franz Liszt's life it is a great movie for those who like the bizarre (Who fan's will note cameo appearance by Townshend) If you like this movie, check out Ken Russell's Mahler, starring Robert Powell (Capt. Walker in Tommy) thank you


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