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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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Most of the cast, including Maximilian Schell and Karl Michael Vogler, had been involved in the Munich August Festival production of the play, in 1960, which interpreted Hamlet as a political idealist fighting a crooked dictator (Claudius), echoing the country's recent struggle with Nazism. The film was well-received in Germany but received only limited release in America due to technical problems and trouble finding a distributor.See more »
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Anachronisms: Laertes has a zipper down the back of his costume.See more »
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Version of Hamlet (2009) (TV)See more »

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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Zounds! Ne'er before hath the bard been so butcherd!, 14 April 2002
Author: icehole4 from Irving, TX

Forsooth, mine friends, I ward thee greatly away from this film. One of the reasons why the play works is that there's an underlying sense of hope in it, and that's exactly what Franz Peter Wirth takes away from this production. He takes away everything that would endear you to Hamlet and those around him. Ophelia (Dunja Movar) was definitely chosen for her buxom blonde looks and not her acting ability. Shakespeare probably turned over in his grave when this first aired.

There are thousands of productions of Hamlet. This one ranks at the bottom. View this only as a last resort.

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