The Merchant of Venice
I'll take that pound of flesh now, thanks...
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
Where's it showing?
Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, Joseph Fiennes, Lynn Collins, Zuleikha Robinson, Kris Marshall
|Screenplay||Michael Radford, from the play by William Shakespeare|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital|
|Produced by||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|
Official Site | IMDB page | FPB Report | ScreenIt Report
|FPB Report (SA)|
|Prejudice||Prejudice in terms of portrayal of Jews|
|These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.|
|ScreenIt Report (USA)|
|Sex / Nudity||Violence||Blood / Gore / Gross||Guns /|
|Alcohol / Drugs||Smoking||Disrespectful /|
|Imitative Behaviour||Frightening /|
|Jump Scenes||Tense Family Scenes||Music (Scary/Tense)||Music (Inappropriate)||Topics to talk about|
|South African Media|
|iAfrica.comNils van der Linden||13|
|Mail & GuardianShaun de Waal||12|
|The StarPhilip Kennicott||14|
|Cape ArgusGeorge Makin||5|
|Die BurgerJeanne Hugo||10|
|Cape TimesKevin Thomas||15|
|Sunday TimesBarry Ronge||10|
|eye Weekly (Canada)Adam Nayman||15|
|Box Office (USA)Shlomo Schwartzberg||15|
|ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli||13|
|Chicago Sunday TimesRoger Ebert||15|
|BBC (UK)Neil Smith||10|
|Average .. 63%||13|
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