The Pied Piper

A film by Jacques Demy

Cast : Donovan, Donald Pleasance, John Hurt, Michaël Hordern, Jack Wild, Peter Vaughan

1972 / Fantasy. musical / original title : Le Joueur de flûte / 90’ / Color / status : completed / long feature-film / French and International catalog

During the Black Death, a piper is hired by a duplicitous burgomaster to rid the town of Hamelin of its rats. The piper uses his magical powers and does what he’s asked but is denied the payment promised him. As a revenche, he leads all of Hamelin’s children out of town.


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