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The Magic Flute (2006)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Kaiser ...
Amy Carson ...
René Pape ...
Tom Randle ...
Teuta Koço ...
Louise Callinan ...
Kim-Marie Woodhouse ...
Third Lady
Rodney Clarke ...
Charne Rochford ...
Second Officer
Peter Wedd ...
First Armed Man
Keel Watson ...
Second Armed Man


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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Drama | Musical | Romance


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Release Date:

13 December 2006 (France)  »

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The Magic Flute  »

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$27,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Papageno: [Papageno and Tamino are undergoing a trial of silence, but Papageno speaks anyway, much to the displeasure of Tamino. An old woman enters] Is that for me?
Old Papagena: [speaks, carrying a tray of refreshments] Yes, my angel!
Papageno: [drinks and then speaks] Water! Ugh! How old are you, my dear?
Old Papagena: [speaks] I'm eighteen years and - two minutes.
Papageno: [bursts into laughter and speaks] I see! Do you have a boyfriend?
Old Papagena: [speaks] Oh, yes!
Papageno: [speaks] What's his name?
Old Papagena: [speaks] Papageno!
Papageno: [speaks as she starts to leave] Papa - Hey, that's me! ...
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Crazy Credits

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 »


Version of Die Zauberflöte (2000) See more »


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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