24 Frames: Ato 2 – The Lost Reflection (Jacques Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann, Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, 1951)
Every New Year’s Eve the Devil keeps a special treat for me. He knows just the right moment to jam his claw into my heart, keeping up a fine mockery while he licks the blood that wells out. And there is always someone around to help him.
Die Abenteuer der Silvester-Nacht (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann, 1815)