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Fool's Fire (1992)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  1992 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Hopfrog
Mireille Mossé ...
Trippetta
Tom Hewitt ...
The King
Paul Kandel ...
Minister Torello
Reg E. Cathey ...
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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Lady Angela
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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: [reciting] Hear your Hopfrog with his bells, silver bells/What a world of merriment their melody fortells!/How they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle in the icy air of night/while the stars that over-sprinkle all the heavens/Seem to twinkle with a crystilline delight!
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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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