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The Hunchback (1997)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Romance | TV Movie 16 March 1997
Based on the novel, a young gypsy becomes a Minister's obsession in 1483. Only the bell ringer and her husband and the court of miracles can save her.

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(as Peter Medák)

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(novel), (teleplay)
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Father Michel
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Crippled Man
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Colette
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Queen Anne (as Gabi Fon)
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Beggar (as Michael Mehlman)
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Woman in Crowd
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Based on the novel, a young gypsy becomes a Minister's obsession in 1483. Only the bell ringer and her husband and the court of miracles can save her. Written by Colleen Tuohy <elmo15@ix.netcom.com>

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame  »

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This put an end to Terry Gilliam's rival plans to film this story with Gérard Depardieu. See more »

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Dom Frollo: Pity? Pity me, Quasimodo. To be a man of God, and to love a woman; and to love her more than God.
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Version of Return to Manhood (1957) See more »

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An interesting version.
3 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

This version of the Victor Hugo story was good as a whole. Quasimodo wasn't particularly ugly, and it was amazing that he had read so much. Esmeralda was sweet, and it was no wonder she rejected Frollo since he looked very old and was far from attractive. However, at the beginning he really wanted to protect Quasimodo.

I was surprised that the art of printing books was so important in the film. It was incredible that Frollo was even ready to kill the King's minister rather than to let the people have books!

The public humiliation of Quasimodo and Esmeralda was shocking. It was touching that Esmeralda tried to appeal the King for the bellringer. I was very delighted that those two became friends, and again, it deeply touched me to hear Quasimodo talk about his appearance.

I had never before seen a version in which Quasimodo addressed Frollo as his father. He wanted to get him to confess his crime, but still, he tried to save him from death. And he was even strong enough to defy his guardian when he said: "You are a freak."

At the end, it was touching to see Esmeralda ring the bells for Quasimodo - at least, he was happy at the moment of his death.


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