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Measure for Measure (2006)

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Contemporary re-working of the Shakespeare's problem play set in the British army.

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Isabel
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Angelo
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Duke
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Mariana (as Emma Ager)
Kristopher Milnes ...
Provost
Simon Brandon ...
Claudio (as Simon Nuckley)
Luke Leeves ...
Lucio
Dawn Murphy ...
Escalus
Kate Sullington ...
Juliet
Hanne Steen ...
Soldier Overdone
Leah Grayson ...
Pompey
Piers Pereira ...
Elbow
Roberto Argenti ...
Priest
Robert Anderson ...
Soldier Froth
Danny Idollor ...
Soldier in Bar (as Danny Idollor Jnr.)
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With he and most of his fellow soldiers (both male and female) becoming a brazenly licentious lot, Officer Duke takes a leave of absence, putting Angelo in charge. Duke secretly dons the guise of a blind priest to watch how Angelo would lead in his absence. Whereas Duke may be lax in upholding rules, Angelo is strict and immediately sentences soldier Claudio to death for impregnating his girlfriend. When Angelo's sister Isabel, a nunnery novice, comes to beg Angelo for Claudio's life, Angelo says he'll grant if - in exchange for sex. Maintaining his disguise, Duke sets about to avert the potential tragedy and loss of honor. Written by statmanjeff

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Prepare to be judged

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1 September 2006 (UK)  »

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William Shakespeare's Meaure for Measure  »

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£42,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Isabel: [answering telephone] Peace and prosperity. Who is it that calls?
Lucio: Can you so stead me as bring me to the ear of Isabella, a novice of that place and the fair sister to her unhappy brother Claudio?
Isabel: Why "her unhappy brother?" Let me ask, the rather for I know shall make you know: I am that Isabella and his sister.
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Version of Performance: Measure for Measure (1994) See more »

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a complete waste of time
22 February 2009 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

This film has all the merit of a poorly acted high school play. I have never encountered a more boring interpretation of any of Shakespeare's works.The editing of Shakespeare's text has resulted in a compete loss of dramatic interest. The acting is poor at best with the actor portraying Angelo as the single person in the film who should not be completely banned from ever taking a role on film or the stage. Although even he left something to be desired. The over-dramatic zealousness in Isabella's character was ridiculous and resulted in a lack of connection from the audience to her situation. Other than the unnecessary inclusion of physical assault upon her by Angelo I would not have been able to feel any pity for her. The Duke appeared sleazy and completely devoid of any redeeming features, despite being the closest thing to a 'good guy' in the play. I do admit, however that the total failure of this film to entertain or convince may have had something to do with the ridiculous direction. There were superfluous hand gestures, pacing and facial expressions which made an attempt at showing this play in a naturalistic setting a total failure. There was not a single positive thing to say about this film. I was sorry to have wasted an hour of my time on it. (yes it's longer than that but I had to skip ahead in a few scenes as I could not bear the cringe factor.)


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