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The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice (1981)

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Othello, a Moorish general in the service of the Venetian state, is disdained for his race but valued for his military skills. He weds Desdemona in a mixed-race marriage that offends her ... See full summary »

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Othello, a Moorish general in the service of the Venetian state, is disdained for his race but valued for his military skills. He weds Desdemona in a mixed-race marriage that offends her father. Jealous of Othello's triumphs and high-standing, and suspicious that his commander may once have bedded his own wife, Othello's lieutenant Iago plots to sabotage Othello's career and marriage. He plants in Othello's mind the suspicion that Desdemona is unfaithful and provides false evidence of that infidelity. Though noble and initially trusting, Othello is led into a jealous rage that proves tragic for all involved. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Jenny Agutter is credited as such in the opening main titles and in the film's publicity, but credited as "Jennifer A. Agutter" in the closing credits. See more »

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Version of Othello the Tragedy of the Moor (2008) See more »

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not a great Iago
22 November 1998 | by (Bloomington, Indiana) – See all my reviews

The guy who played Othello was good. Jessica from Logan's Run, always hot. But Iago was just as powerful a character as he should or could be. Not the best production ever, but stayed closer to the play then Orsen Wells or Kenneth Brannagh


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