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Fool's Fire (1992)

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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The King: [in the barn, while Hopfrog and Trippetta are stirring the cauldron of melting tar] God's balls, man! It's freezing out here!
Hopfrog: This will shake your shaking.
Trippetta: You'll soon be warm enough, my lords.
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11 October 2005 | by (NC, United States) – See all my reviews

I'm one more of the folks who saw this film years ago, and have found it stuck in my heart and gut ever since. Dark, beautiful, tender, sassy and way ahead of its time, this one's a keeper. The setting, the costumes, the characterization -- all exceed most films made since. Most haunting, however, is the mood that's set. This film has an emotional color that is as compelling as any of its characters. At least once in their lives, a genius gets it altogether. This was an early outing for Taymor, but she gave it everything she has. And that's a great deal. I, like the other Fool's Fire junkies, would give anything to get a good DVD copy of this film. I know I would find something new, deeper each time I watched!


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