Amadeus (USA, 1984)

directed by Miloš Forman, drama, 155 min, eng subtitles
written by Peter Shaffer
with Tom Hulce, F. Murray Abraham, Elisabeth Berridge

This biography about the ungovernable genius who was ruined by human ordinariness and envy was awarded eight Oscars. Milos Forman returned to socialist Czechoslovakia after a more than ten-year exile to shoot a movie about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's life as seen by his jealous rival Antonio Salieri. He made a unique historical epic, which doesn't glorify a legend, but depicts a real man with his talent as well as his mistakes.