A crippled dwarf is forced to become jester to a tyrannical king, but when the king abuses a beautiful dwarf with whom the jester is in love the jester plots a terrible revenge.

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Hopfrog
Mireille Mossé ...
Trippetta
Tom Hewitt ...
The King
Paul Kandel ...
Minister Torello
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Minister Gunther
Kelly Walters ...
Minister Cicero
Thomas Derrah ...
Minister Horatio
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Minister Vsquez
Glenn Santiago ...
Minister Francis
Patrick O'Connell ...
Minister Bacci
Robert Dorfman ...
The Duke
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The Duchess
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Lady Celestina
Pippa Pearthree ...
Lady Louisa
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A crippled dwarf is forced to become jester to a tyrannical king, but when the king abuses a beautiful dwarf with whom the jester is in love the jester plots a terrible revenge.

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Hopfrog: Never bait your better!
The King: I'll batter your butter!
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Amazingly original treatment of obscure story
14 March 2004 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

I was captivated by this film when it first appeared on PBS...and have since been captivated by most of what Julie Taymore has involved herself with.

I would love to have this available on DVD. How unfortunate that it is not!

For those who are fans of absurdist theatre (such as Ionesco and others), or who enjoyed the films in the City of Lost Children genre, I definitely recommend getting a hold of a copy of this. It is odd, haunting, and a stroke of design brilliance!


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