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Hamlet (1964)
"Gamlet" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama  |  24 June 1964 (Soviet Union)
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered by Claudius, Hamlet's uncle. Claudius usurps the throne of Denmark, and marries Hamlet's recently widowed mother. Hamlet is tormented, haunted, and increasingly unstable.

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Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy ...
Mikhail Nazvanov ...
Elza Radzina ...
Queen Gertrude (as Elsa Radzina-Szolkonis)
Yuri Tolubeyev ...
Anastasiya Vertinskaya ...
Vadim Medvedev ...
Vladimir Erenberg ...
Stepan Oleksenko ...
Igor Dmitriev ...
Grigori Gaj
Rein Aren ...
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered by Claudius, Hamlet's uncle. Claudius usurps the throne of Denmark, and marries Hamlet's recently widowed mother. Hamlet is tormented, haunted, and increasingly unstable.

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Most of the filming took place in Keila-Joa village, Estonia. However, some scenes were filmed at the Lenfilm Studios in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg). Dubbing and post-production was done entirely at the Lenfilm Studios in Leningrad (Saint Petersburg) where Dmitri Shostakovich supervised the symphony orchestra recording his score. See more »

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reviewing Kozintsev's film 43 years after seeing it for the first time
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I have first seen Kozintsev's Hamlet back in 1963 and saw it again yesterday, as part of my job as music critic in a São Paulo newspaper, for the commemoration of Shostakovich's centennial -- he is the author of the soundtrack. The film has not aged, it is still one of the most beautiful adaptations of Shakespeare tragedy, Smoktunovsky's acting is thrilling and Shostakovich's soundtrack is marvelous. His irony reveals itself in the way he accompanies the scene at the graveyard: Hamlet's bittersweet dialog with the gravedigger (what an actor!) and his sad monologue about frailty having in his hand's Yorick's skull. A great film!


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