The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a 1977 British feature length adaptation of the 1831 novel by Victor Hugo.


In Paris, France in 1482, a play written by Pierre Gringoire is being performed at the Palace of Justice. The audience however, is not very receptive, particularly Jehan, the brother of Notre Dame Cathedral's archdeacon, Claude Frollo. As a diversion, the people decide to elect a Pope of Fools. Quasimodo, the physically deformed bell ringer of Notre Dame, is chosen, despite Frollo's objections. Robin Poussepain calls the remaining attention to a gypsy girl named La Esmeralda, who is dancing in the square.