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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.

Director:

Julie Taymor

Writers:

Edgar Allan Poe (story "Hop-Frog"), Julie Taymor
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael J. Anderson ... Hopfrog
Mireille Mossé Mireille Mossé ... Trippetta
Tom Hewitt Tom Hewitt ... The King
Paul Kandel Paul Kandel ... Minister Torello
Reg E. Cathey ... Minister Gunther
Kelly Walters Kelly Walters ... Minister Cicero
Thomas Derrah Thomas Derrah ... Minister Horatio
Patrick Breen ... Minister Vsquez
Glenn Santiago Glenn Santiago ... Minister Francis
Patrick O'Connell Patrick O'Connell ... Minister Bacci
Robert Dorfman Robert Dorfman ... The Duke
Joan MacIntosh ... The Duchess
Cynthia Darlow ... Lady Celestina
Pippa Pearthree ... Lady Louisa
Betsy Aidem ... Lady Angela
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama

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The King: I say there is no arse-wiper like a well-downed goose if you hold her neck between your legs! Take my word for it, you get a miracuous sensation in your arse-hole both from the softness of the down and from the temperate heat of the goose herself, and this is easily communicated to the bum, gut and the rest of the intestines from which it reaches the heart and brain!
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11 October 2005 | by lhawes1See 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

フールズ・ファイア See more »

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