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The Prince of Elsinore, Denmark, the mid 1800's. The country stands on the brink of war as the map of Europe is being re-drawn by military activity and political intrigue.
"Something is rotten in the state of Denmark".
Kenneth Branagh brings to the screen for the first time, the full unabridged text of Shakespear's Hamlet. Hamlet (Branagh), the Prince of Denmark, is thrown into despair when his recently widowed mother, Gertrude (Julie Christie), remarries to his father's brother, Claudius (Derek Jacobi). A terrifying confrontation with his father's ghost (Brian Blessed) reveals to Hamlet that his father was foully murdered by Claudius, who by his actions won both the crown of Denmark and Hamlet's mother.
Hamlet descends into a spiral of rage, despair, vengeance and self -doubt, even spurning his beloved Ophelia (Kate Winslet) as he plots his revenge. Branagh adapts, directs and stars in this classic tale alongside a wonderful international cast. Filmed in breathtaking 70mm and featuring a superb score by Patrick Dole, this epic production was critically acclaimed and nominated for 4 Academy Awards® and 2 BAFTA'S.
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Julie Christie, Derek Jacobi, Riz Abbasi, Richard Attenborough, David Blair, Brian Blessed, Richard Briers, Michael Bryant, Peter Bygott, Billy Crystal, Charles Daish, Judi Dench, Gérard Depardieu, Reece Dinsdale, Ken Dodd
Official Run Time: 232 mins.
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