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During World War I, in an unnamed country, a soldier named Tamino is sent by the Queen of the Night to rescue her daughter Pamina from the clutches of the supposedly evil Sarastro. But all is not as it seems.

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During World War I, in an unnamed country, a soldier named Tamino is sent by the Queen of the Night to rescue her daughter Pamina from the clutches of the supposedly evil Sarastro. But all is not as it seems.

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$27,000,000 (estimated)
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This is the third full-length Kenneth Branagh-directed film in which he does not appear (although his voice is heard offscreen at the very end of As You Like It (2006)). The other two films that he has directed and in which he does not appear are A Midwinter's Tale (1995) and As You Like It (2006). See more »

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Papageno: [singing] A birdman's work is never done/ From crack of dawn to set of sun,/ In unrewarded servitude/ He labours to protect his brood. /I feed and train my chirping pets, /I lay down traps and cast out nets,/ I speak in fluent 'Pigeonese' /And charm the birds right off the trees.
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The overture to the opera is played both at the beginning and the end, but only at the end is it played over the film's credits. See more »

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Version of Die Zauberflöte (1991) See more »

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Closing Credits Music: Overture to 'The Magic Flute'
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conducted by James Conlon
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Excellent - a good idea for non-abonents in Opera houses
22 August 2008 | by (Czech Republic) – See all my reviews

I have been in Opera house three or four times in my childhood and it was quite punishment for me: to keep silence and understand no word. (And watch an over-built heroin dying a quarter an hour with constant screaming, sorry soprano aria.) Although I love classical music I have avoided opera for years. Last week I bought this DVD only from curiosity and was fascinated. For the first time in my life I voluntarily sit and listen to opera. And understand. And love it! I am not expert for opera as others who criticized this performance are but I think this movie was created for people like me - who would have never heard it without this opportunity. So, thank you, a crew of Magic Flute. And hope it is not your last idea. (By the way, when Mozart decided to have this opera in German language experts were shocked because the "official" opera language had been Italian and German was considered quite unsuitable for such sacred piece of work as opera was. But ordinary people understood and it was probably Mozart's target.I do not think he is rolling in his grave because of English version.)


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