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Othello (1995)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  15 December 1995 (USA)
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The evil Iago pretends to be friend of Othello in order to manipulate him to serve his own end in the film version of this Shakespeare classic.

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Storyline

Iago convinces Othello, The Moor of Venice that his wife, Desdemona has been unfaithful. Iago is an evil, manipulative character with his own agenda. A plot of jealousy and rage transpires in this classic Shakespearean tale. Written by Jason Ihle <jrihl@conncoll.edu>

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Envy, greed, jealousy and love.

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Rated R for some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Otelo  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,112,951 (USA)
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Iago seeks revenge on Othello, in part, because Othello makes Cassio his second in command. Iago is played in this film by Kenneth Branagh, whose mentor, Derek Jacobi, made his debut as Cassio in Othello (1965). See more »

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In the beach scene, equipment boxes are visible on the upper slope of the beach as Iago and Othello walk along. See more »

Quotes

Othello: I kissed thee ere I killed thee: no way but this; Killing myself, to die upon a kiss.
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Version of Otello (1985) See more »

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Shakespeare would have been pleased
3 August 1998 | by (Eatontown, NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

While maintaining the location and time period of the original play, this film gives us a much clearer insight into Othello as a character and as a story than many of the supposedly more important versions. The dialogue is trimmed to what is essential, the settings are atmospheric, and the cast is great. You will never forget the story after you see this version.


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