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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

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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Storyline

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

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian | German | French

Release Date:

3 May 1964 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Hamlet See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Considered by John Gielgud and Kenneth Branagh to be the definitive screen adaptation of the play according to a New York Times profile of lead actor Smoktunovsky. 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 »

Connections

Version of Estudio 1: Hamlet príncipe de Dinamarca (1970) See more »

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an ice flower
12 July 2016 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

the best adaptation of Hamlet. it is not exactly a verdict. or an impression. it is a profound feeling at each new discover of this special masterpiece. a film like an ice flower. the coldness. the delicate beauty. the moment of touch. it is an impressive mixture of Shakespeare and Russian soul. each as reflection of the other. each as revelation of profound truth. like an ice flower, it is only a detail from the entire picture on the window. the music of Shostakovich, the performance of Smoktunovsky, the costumes, the special sound of words, the new light and shadows of well known scenes, the emotion. it is Hamlet. the same who you knows. and the other who, like the veil - spider web of Ophelia or the air of Elsinore are a never heard message each occasion to see again the film.an ice flower. that , I believe, could be the inspired definition of this remarkable gem.


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