MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 16,692 this week

Otello (1986)

 -  Drama | Music  -  12 September 1986 (USA)
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 342 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 5 critic

Based on Shakesphere's play, Verdi's opera depicts the devastating effects of jealousy, "...the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds upon". Believing Otello has promoted the... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(libretto), (adaptation), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 56 titles
created 06 Nov 2011
 
a list of 2009 titles
created 28 Jul 2012
 
list image
a list of 155 titles
created 22 Oct 2012
 
a list of 42 titles
created 21 Dec 2012
 
a list of 399 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Otello" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Otello (1986)

Otello (1986) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Otello.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Katia Ricciarelli ...
...
Petra Malakova ...
...
Massimo Foschi ...
Edwin Francis ...
Sergio Nicolai ...
Remo Remotti ...
Antonio Pierfederici ...
Ezio Di Cesare ...
Cassio (voice)
John Macurdy ...
Lodovico (voice)
Constantin Zaharia ...
Roderigo (voice)
Edward Toumajian ...
Montano (voice)
Giannicola Pigliucci ...
Brabantio (voice)
Edit

Storyline

Based on Shakesphere's play, Verdi's opera depicts the devastating effects of jealousy, "...the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds upon". Believing Otello has promoted the fast-rising Cassio over himself, Iago plots to destroy both Cassio and Otello. Iago convinces the jealous Otello that his beautiful wife Desdemona is unfaithful, and that Cassio is her lover. Jealousy is followed by tragedy, then retribution, "Has Heaven no more thunderbolts?" Written by Mike Smith <mismith@brody.med.ecu.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Music

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

12 September 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Otello  »

Box Office

Gross:

$189,042 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Endless Love (2014) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Bravissimo!
21 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am a fan of Placido Domingo in the sense that I admire him for his vast repertoire and lengthy career. That being said, this is one of the best movie versions of this opera around. Domingo is everything expected in this role. His superb singing and masculine physique are a perfect match. As for Katia's Desdemona, she is a great singer and beautiful woman (for an opera singer, of course). Justino Diaz's Iago is as evil and vile as Shakespeare wrote of him. The music along with actually shooting in Europe make a wonderfully complete picture for this masterpiece. Even the opening sequence is visual, unlike the usual staged productions. Real combat, emotion and staging are quite effective.


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Otello (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page