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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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Yuriy Berkun ...
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Ants Lauter ...
Viktor Kolpakov ...
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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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It took six months to build a life-size imitation of a medieval castle for the film. The castle was built of logs and veneer, then painted and decorated to mimic the ambiance of the Shakespearian play. The main film set decoration was built in Keila-Joa village, Estonia, then part of the Soviet Union. See more »

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Finest Shakespeare ever filmed
18 June 2006 | by (Wales) – See all my reviews

Utterly brilliant - I saw this film 17 times in the cinema when it first came out in 1964 - and I was all of 18. I'd never read Hamlet, never heard of Shostakovitch, couldn't speak a word of Russian - and yet this film changed my life! Now it's finally arrived on DVD in all its original splendour, complete with Shostakovitch's sensational score in stereo... The editing of Shakespeare's original by Pasternak is masterly, the direction faultless - but it's Innokenty Smoktunovsky's interpretation of Hamelt that lingers a lifetime in the mind. I've seen every other film adaptation of Hamlet, and none of them come anywhere close to this incredible cinematic masterpiece, which remains my #1 film of all time!


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