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Russell's composer biopics were usually labours of love. This was the opposite: he regarded Strauss's music as "bombastic, sham and hollow", and despised the composer for claiming to be apolitical while cosying up to the Nazi regime. The film depicts Strauss in a variety of grotesquely caricatured situations: attacked by nuns after adopting Nietzsche's philosophy, he fights duels with jealous husbands, literally batters his critics into submission with his music and glorifies the women in his life and fantasies. (BFI Screenonline)

  1. Ken Russell

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Top Billed Cast

  1. Christopher Gable

    Christopher Gable

    Richard Strauss

  2. Judith Paris

    Judith Paris

  3. Kenneth Colley

    Kenneth Colley

  4. James Mellor

  5. Vladek Sheybal

    Vladek Sheybal

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Dance of the Seven Veils

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  • February 15, 1970
    TV

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Original Language English

Runtime 0h 59m

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