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Let the Devil Wear Black (1999)

R  |   |  Crime, Thriller, Drama  |  9 June 2000 (Spain)
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In this updated version of Shakespeare's Hamlet, a young man comes face-to-face with personal treachery after suspecting that his father may have been murdered.


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clever noir
6 August 2011 | by (New Orleans) – See all my reviews

modern film noir, pure and simple. a few twists, some titillation, and it's a nice little thriller. clever version of hamlet to boot.

the sound track is excellent. I'm guessing it was an indy film and I'm pretty impressed. the actors put out good performances and several of them went on to become mainstream talent.

thumbs up.

geeze the length requirement here is overkill. OK what else...the film was shot almost exclusively at nite, with some touching little flashbacks done in a retro home-movie style, which were always outdoors in the sun. I loved that -- that the actual lives of the characters is dark and bleak but their memories are sweet and in color. except tho Julia makes a comment about not having sweet memories like that.

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