The Hunchback of Notre DameDVD - 1996
Quasimodo ventures from his tower to the joyous festival of fools, but the crowd turns cruel and rejects him because of the way he looks. The gypsy Esmeralda rescues him and he finds himself battling to save the people and the city he loves--while reminding us to see people as they are rather than how they appear.
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pink_penguin_1058 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 57
Other: Religious statements are made (predominantly of the Christian faith). Some statements are made that may go against religious dogma and may offend fundamentalist believers. However, the film can be viewed without seeing it as a religious (or anti-religious) manifesto.
Sexual Content: Implicit expressions of physical forces of passion and sexual desire (very PG and family-friendly, though).
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(as wine is poured on his wound) Feels like a 1470 burgundy. Not a good year.
You speak of justice, yet you are cruel to those most in need of your help.
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This tale is one of a physically deformed "hunchback" orphan who is adopted by the religious radical Judge Frollo. He lives in isolation in the bell tower of the Notre Dame Cathedral to ring its bells, which suits Frollo just fine. However, his life of seclusion is broken when he wanders down for the Festival of Fools, in which he befriends a gypsy with low status but a heart of gold. He learns to reject Frollo's teachings that appearance is everything, learning to look past first impressions and determine good or evil through how people act towards others, rather than their reputation and the facade they maintain.