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Based on Shakespeare's play: The treacherous Iago plans to ruin the life of Othello by provoking him to jealousy.

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Based on Shakespeare's play: As Venice welcomes their victorious general, Othello the Moor, back to the city, some of them are waiting for Othello to choose his new lieutenant, while others are busy courting the popular Desdemona, the daughter of a Senator. Othello chooses the loyal Cassio as his lieutenant, arousing bitter jealousy in Iago, another soldier, who vows to scheme against his general. That same night, Othello elopes with Desdemona. Othello is soon sent to Cyprus to repel a Turkish invasion, and he arranges for Iago and his wife to bring Desdemona with them to Cyprus. When Iago's wife learns of a treasured handkerchief that Othello gave to Desdemona, this provides Iago with an idea that he hopes will destroy Othello by provoking him to jealousy. Written by Snow Leopard

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29 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Othello (1922)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

German version of the classic Shakespeare play has Iago (Werner Krauss) making Othello (Emil Jannings) jealous of his wife so that revenge can be played out. Director Dimitri Buchowetzki does a very good job at the film's pacing and keeps the film moving very well. The 80-minute running time comes and goes very quickly, which is always a benefit when we're talking Shakespeare. The sets look very good as well but the big highlight are the performances by Krauss and Jannings. Both men do superb work here, especially Jannings who gives one of the best performances of Othello that I've seen.


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