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Othello (1995)

The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a bitter ensign named Iago.

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Roderigo
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Bianca (as Indra Ove)
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Gratiano (as Andre Oumansky)
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Pierre Vaneck ...
Brabantio
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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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19 January 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Otelo  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,112,951
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1.85 : 1
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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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During Emilia's dying speech, the already dead Desdemona can be seen breathing. See more »

Quotes

Othello: Put out the light - and then - put out the light
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Version of Othello (1918) See more »

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Shakespeare would have been pleased
3 August 1998 | by 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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