Hamlet DVD

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The surface of ceremonies and rituals celebrating the coronation of King Claudius (Mikhail Nazvanov) and his marriage to Hamlet's mother (Elza Radzina) leaves the young prince indifferent. Hamlet's melancholic nature finds no relief from his brooding, not even in his courtship of Ophelia (Anastasiya Vertinskaya). However, a nocturnal visit from his father's ghost changes everything. Claudius' treachery having been brought to light, Hamlet conducts a quest to avenge his father's death.Grigori Kozintsev's renowned Soviet production ranks among the finest adaptations... of Shakespeare on film. His strong visual style places the characters on a rich widescreen canvas while preserving the inward dimension of Hamlet's character. Laurence Olivier, director and star of Hamlet, the Oscar-winning 1948 English production, praised Kozintsev's Hamlet, singling out Innokenty Smoktunevsky's performance as the definitive screen performance of the Prince of Denmark. [show more]

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Released
17 October 2011
Directors
Actors
Format
DVD 
Publisher
Mr Bongo 
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Runtime
140 minutes 
Features
PAL 
Barcode
0711969117097 
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play  The surface of ceremonies and rituals celebrating the coronation of King Claudius (Mikhail Nazvanov) and his marriage to Hamlet&39;s mother (Elza Radzina) leaves the young prince indifferent Hamlet&39;s melancholic nature finds no relief from his brooding not even in his courtship of Ophelia (Anastasiya Vertinskaya) However a nocturnal visit from his father&39;s ghost changes everything Claudius treachery having been brought to light Hamlet conducts a quest to avenge his father&39;s death Grigori Kozintsev&39;s renowned Soviet production ranks among the finest adaptations of Shakespeare on film His strong visual style places the characters on a rich widescreen canvas while preserving the inward dimension of Hamlet&39;s character Laurence Olivier director and star of Hamlet the Oscar-winning 1948 English production praised Kozintsev&39;s Hamlet singling out Innokenty Smoktunevsky&39;s performance as the definitive screen performance of the Prince of Denmark

1960s Russian adaptation of William Shakespeare's most-celebrated play. Innokenti Smoktunovsky plays Hamlet, the Danish prince who seeks revenge on his uncle, Claudius (Mikhail Nazvanov), for killing his father, marrying his widowed mother, and taking the throne. When his father's ghost appears asking him to avenge his death, Hamlet vows to obey but his plot to kill his uncle leads to further tragedy.

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