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Hamlet (1964)

Gamlet (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 3 May 1964 (UK)
When the king of Denmark dies suddenly, his son, crown prince Hamlet, returns home to find that his uncle Claudius has usurped the throne and married Hamlet's recently widowed mother. Then, one night, Hamlet is visited by his father's ghost who commands him to avenge his murder at the hands of Claudius.

Director:

Grigoriy Kozintsev

Writers:

Grigoriy Kozintsev (screenplay), Boris Pasternak (as B. Pasternak) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy ... Hamlet (as I. Smoktunovskiy)
Mikhail Nazvanov ... Claudius korol (as M. Nazvanov)
Elza Radzina ... Gertrude koroleva (as E. Radzin)
Yuriy Tolubeev ... Polonius (as Yu. Tolubeyev)
Anastasiya Vertinskaya ... Ophelia (as A. Vertinskaya)
Vladimir Erenberg ... Horatio (as V. Erenberg)
Stepan Oleksenko ... Laertes (as S. Oleksenko)
Vadim Medvedev ... Guildenstern (as V. Medvedev)
Igor Dmitriev ... Rosencrantz (as I. Dmitriyev)
Aadu Krevald Aadu Krevald ... Fortinbras (as A. Krevald)
Viktor Kolpakov ... Mogilshchik (as V. Kolpakov)
Aleksandr Chekayevskiy ... Perviy akter (as A. Chekayevsky)
Rein Aren Rein Aren ... Lucianus- vtoroy akter (as R. Aren)
Yuriy Berkun Yuriy Berkun ... Tretiy akter (as Yu. Berkun)
Ants Lauter Ants Lauter ... Svyashchennik (as A. Lauter)
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When the king of Denmark dies suddenly, his son, crown prince Hamlet, returns home to find that his uncle Claudius has usurped the throne and married Hamlet's recently widowed mother. Then, one night, Hamlet is visited by his father's ghost who commands him to avenge his murder at the hands of Claudius.

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Winner of Special Prize 1964 Venice Film Festival

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Drama

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Trivia

Most of the filming took place in Keila-Joa village, Estonia. However, some scenes were filmed at the Lenfilm Studios in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg). Dubbing and post-production was done entirely at the Lenfilm Studios in Leningrad (Saint Petersburg) where Dmitri Shostakovich supervised the symphony orchestra recording his score. See more »

Goofs

During the first round of fencing between Hamlet and Laertes, there is a brief shot in which they are suddenly missing their vests. This occurs two minutes before the shot where they both remove their vests, in preparation for the second round. See more »

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Perfection
5 January 2004 | by sunlionSee all my reviews

Film is like a poem - nothing can be added, nothing can be taken away. Black and white shades only add to the graphic drama. Acting is as powerful as a storm on the high seas. I strongly recommend also "King Lire", also in black and white and in the same "Olympic" quality. Note! - not for the blockbuster lovers,movie is very artistic, it requires you to actually understand what is being said.


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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian | German | French

Release Date:

3 May 1964 (UK) See more »

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4-Track Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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