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
Cynthia Darlow ...
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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The King: [at the banquet] Animals feed, men eat but only a wise king knows the art of dining.
Hopfrog: Yes, and fat ones pay the fine of farting!
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Eerie,strange and beautiful adaptation of great Poe story
12 April 2001 | by (New Jersey, USA) – See all my reviews

I accidently caught this strange and beautiful tv movie when it first aired in the early 90's, while I was on a ski trip. With its weird and eerie and incredibly beautiful fairy tale atmosphere it is very reminiscent of Jim Henson's "Storyteller", and it's a shame that it only seems to have aired once and never rerun. I have no idea whether it's available on video or not, but if you can find it, I highly recommend watching it, and reading the Edgar Allen Poe story(titled "Hopfrog") it is based on as well.


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