Out of work actor Joe volunteers to help try and save his sister's local church for the community by putting on a Christmas production of Hamlet, somewhat against the advice of his agent ... See full summary »
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
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José Ferrer first made a name for himself by playing Iago in a theatrical production of Othello, before taking on his most famous role of Cyrano de Bergerac. Iago is played in this film by Kenneth Branagh, who also went on to play Cyrano on BBC Radio. See more »
In the beach scene, equipment boxes are visible on the upper slope of the beach as Iago and Othello walk along. See more »
[to Cassio, after having killed his wife Desdemonda]
Will you, I pray, demand this demi-devil why he hath thus ensnared my mind and body?
Demand me nothing. What you know, you know. From this time on I never will speak word.
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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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