A new look at Shakespeare's classic, with an eye on modern school audiences. For those not familiar with the plot, a young merchant borrows some money from a Jewish moneylender, with a strict penalty clause. When he is unable to repay the debt, the Jew insists on the penalty, since the merchant had previously been nasty to him. This leads to a court case, where the merchant's lover puts in a surprise appearance.
130 minutes, Mature Accompaniment under 13 Comedy, Drama.
Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, Joseph Fiennes, Lynn Collins, Zuleikha Robinson, Kris Marshall
Michael Radford, from the play by William Shakespeare
Spice Factory Ltd, UK Film Council, Film Fund Luxembourg, Delux Productions, Immagine e Cinema, Insitutio Luce, Avenue Pictures Productions, Navidi-Wilde Productions Ltd, 39 McLaren St Sydney, Dania Film