Hamlet



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Drama

134

1990

Franco Zeffirelli

synopsis

Mel Gibson stars as the tortured Prince battling with his sanity and his conscience to avenge his father’s death. Hamlet returns to Denmark when his father, the King, dies. His mother Gertrude (Glenn Close) has already married Hamlet’s uncle Claudius, the new King. They urge Hamlet to marry his beloved Ophelia. But soon the ghost of Hamlet’s father appears and tells Hamlet that he was murdered by Claudius and Gertrude. Hamlet must choose between passive acquiescence and the need for a vengeance which might lead to tragedy. A star powered, cinema smash, HAMLET also stars Ian Holm (Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring), Paul Scofield (The Crucible, Henry V), Helena Bonham-Carter (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) and Alan Bates (Evelyn, Gosford Park) as the murderous power hungry uncle.

cast:

Mel Gibson, Glenn Close

crew:

Bruce Davey, Dyson Lovell

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