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1962 (USA) See more »
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Directed by
Franz Peter Wirth 
 
Writing credits
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William Shakespeare  play "The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark"
Franz Peter Wirth  teleplay

Produced by
Hans Gottschalk .... producer
 
Original Music by
Rolf Unkel 
 
Cinematography by
Kurt Gewissen 
 
Film Editing by
Adolf Schlyssleder 
 
Production Design by
Gerd Richter 
 
Costume Design by
Gerd Richter 
 
Production Management
Lutz Hengst .... production leader
Helmut Ringelmann .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Guthke .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Rudolf Möller .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Boris Goriup .... camera operator
Hermann Gruber .... camera operator
Rudolf H. Jakob .... camera operator
 

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Also Known As:
"Hamlet, Prinz von Dänemark" - West Germany (original title)
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Runtime:
152 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Riffed in Mystery Science Theater 3000, season 10, episode 9.See more »
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Boom mic visible: Towards the end of the "What time is it?" scene the boom mic is clearly visible in the top left hand corner of the screen.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Hamlet Goes Business (1987)See more »

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Does director Paul Verhoeven appear in this TV movie?
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Something is dubbed in the state of Denmark, 3 April 2011
Author: InzyWimzy from Queens, NY

Although I prefer the darker tale of Macbeth, this is a decent production of Shakespeare's classic. Having seen the English dubbed version, I would have preferred seeing the original in German with subs; dubbing tends to affect the emotional performance(s). This results in actors saying lines which at times come off as mismatched and leaving the viewer scratching their noggin in befuddlement. Having Hamlet being shot in black in white gives the production a bleak, surreal sort of mood. For a second, I had thought that Rod Serling would come out with cigarette in hand saying:

'These guard sentries do not realize it yet, but that shadowy spectre looming off in the darkness..will set off a series of events..all beginning with one Danish prince.'

Kudos to Maximilian for his portrayal of Hamlet. I also strangely enjoyed the leery presence of Hans Caninenberg..he makes you realize that Claudius is just up to no good whatsoever. A few extra points for Denmark being in another dimension..a dimension not only of sight and sound but of...ah, you know the rest!

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