Hamlet


The umpteenth (and, at 4 hours, the longest) film version of Shakespeare's second most famous tradegy. For those that don't know the story, the king of Denmark is murdered by his brother, who then takes the queen as his wife. Hamlet, the prince, is told of this by his father's ghost, but naturally finds it hard to believe. So he tries his own detective tricks to discover the truth, including pretending to be slightly mad. This drives his girlfriend to suicide, which only makes him even more depressed. The truth eventually comes out in the dramatic and bloody finale.
Hamlet is probably the most-quoted of all of Shakespeare's works.

238 minutes.
All ages.

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Credits

Cast
Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi, Julie Christie, Richard Briers, Brian Blessed, Michael Maloney, and a host of others
Director
Kenneth Branagh
ScreenplayKenneth Branagh, William Shakespeare
MusicPatrick Doyle
Sound formatsSony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS, 70mm - 6 Track
Made in1996
Produced byTurner, Castle Rock Entertainment, Fishmonger Films





Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

The Cape Times
20
Die Burger
20
TV3 Screenplay
16
TV2 GMSA
18
TV2 Top Billing
16
SAfm Art Now
18
Big Screen
15
eye Weekly
10
Empire
20
Film Review
20
Box Office
15

What the People say

Internet
19

Average .. 86%

17




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