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Ophélia (1963)

After the death of his father, the weirdo Yvan Lesurf believes his mother Claudia Lesurf and his uncle Adrien Lesurf have poisoned him since they got married to each other. Completely ... See full summary »

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Claude Chabrol
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Cast

Credited cast:
Alida Valli ... Claudia Lesurf
Claude Cerval Claude Cerval ... Adrien Lesurf
André Jocelyn André Jocelyn ... Yvan Lesurf
Juliette Mayniel ... Lucie
Robert Burnier Robert Burnier ... Andre Lagrange
Jean-Louis Maury Jean-Louis Maury ... Sparkos
Sacha Briquet Sacha Briquet ... Gravedigger
Liliane Dreyfus Liliane Dreyfus ... Ginette (as Liliane David)
Pierre Vernier Pierre Vernier ... Paul
Serge Bento Serge Bento ... François
Roger Carel ... Worker
Henri Attal Henri Attal ... Guard
Dominique Zardi Dominique Zardi ... Guard
Jean-Marie Arnoux Jean-Marie Arnoux ... Guard
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After the death of his father, the weirdo Yvan Lesurf believes his mother Claudia Lesurf and his uncle Adrien Lesurf have poisoned him since they got married to each other. Completely disturbed and insane, the cruel Yvan decides to make a film based on Shakespeare's Hamlet to expose the wealthy Claudia and Adrien to their friends in their community. He also calls his sweetheart Lucie Ophélia in a tragedy foretold. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Last Year at Elsinore

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

6 February 1963 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Ofelia See more »

Filming Locations:

Villepreux, Yvelines, France

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Production Co:

Boreal Film See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Claude Chabrol was not fond of the film. He said that he had seen it again after many years and it was still execrable. See more »

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Referenced in Les échos du cinéma: Episode #1.29 (1961) See more »

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Minor Chabrol Inspired by Shakespeare's Hamlet
5 February 2018 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

After the death of his father, the weirdo Yvan Lesurf (André Jocelyn) believes his mother Claudia Lesurf (Alida Valli) and his uncle Adrien Lesurf (Claude Cerval) have poisoned him since they got married to each other. Completely disturbed and insane, the cruel Yvan decides to make a film based on Shakespeare's Hamlet to expose the wealthy Claudia and Adrien to their friends in their community. He also calls his sweetheart Lucie (Juliette Mayniel) Ophélia in a tragedy foretold.

"Ophélia" is a minor film by Claude Chabrol inspired by Shakespeare's Hamlet. The plot is weird, with subplots that go nowhere such as the factory strike, and not well developed. There are also strange characters, such as the mentally handicapped security guard and the joyful gravedigger. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Ophélia"


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