A rich merchant, Antonio is depressed for no good reason, until his good friend Bassanio comes to tell him how he's in love with Portia. Portia's father has died and left a very strange ... See full summary »

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Franz Schafheitlin ...
Kurt Heintel ...
Boy Gobert ...
Prinz von Arragon
Gertraud Jesserer ...
Jessica
Folker Bohnet ...
Peter Vogel ...
Graziano
Peter Jost ...
Nikolaus Paryla ...
Solarino
Klaus Höring ...
Lorenzo
Max Eckard ...
Antonio
Karl Paryla ...
Heinz Petters ...
Bruno Hübner ...
Fritz Kortner ...
Anna Tardi ...
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A rich merchant, Antonio is depressed for no good reason, until his good friend Bassanio comes to tell him how he's in love with Portia. Portia's father has died and left a very strange will: only the man that picks the correct casket out of three (silver, gold, and lead) can marry her. Bassanio, unfortunately, is strapped for cash with which to go wooing, and Antonio wants to help, so Antonio borrows the money from Shylock, the money-lender. But Shylock has been nursing a grudge against Antonio's insults, and makes unusual terms to the loan. And when Antonio's business fails, those terms threaten his life, and it's up to Bassanio and Portia to save him.

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26 October 1968 (Austria)  »

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Version of Der Kaufmann von Venedig (1990) See more »

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