Hamlet (Zeffirelli)

United Kingdom, 1990

Film
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On a windswept battlement looming over a stormy sea, in a stone castle guarding a northern kingdom, a man stands alone, haunted by the mysteries of fate, love, violence, tenderness, revenge. Searching for the truth behind an evil deed which left his father dead and his mother sitting on a royal throne beside the murderer. Tortured by his inability to take action. Searching for his very soul. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. This lavish production directed by Franco Zeffirelli has assembled a cast to infuse the Shakespearian classic with a new light. Starring Mel Gibson as Hamlet opposite Glenn Close in the role of Gertrude and a supporting cast that includes, Alan Bates, Paul Scofield, Ian Holm and Helena Bonham-Carter as Ophelia.

Credits

producer

Dyson Lovell

production company

Nelson Films

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Duration

02:14:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1990

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

38693

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Adaptations

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

Literature → English literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 - Film and video adaptations

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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