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Le marchand de Venise (1980)

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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Jean-Pierre Andréani ...
Antonio
Bernard Belin ...
Balthazar
Patrick Bourgeois ...
Geneviève Casile ...
Francis Deschamps ...
Hubert Godon ...
Lancelot
Francis Joffo ...
Graziano
Jean Le Poulain ...
Vannick Le Poulain ...
Jessica
Dominique Liquière ...
Solenio
Yves Marchand ...
Bruno Netter ...
Lorenzo
France Rousselle ...
Daniel Sarky ...
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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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14 June 1980 (France)  »

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Version of The Merchant of Venice (1914) See more »

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