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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Hamlet
... King Claudius
Elza Radzina ... Queen Gertrude (as Elsa Radzina-Szolkonis)
Yuriy Tolubeev ... Polonius
... Ophelia
... Guildenstern
Vladimir Erenberg ... Horatio
... Laertes
... Rosencrantz
... (as Grigori Gaj)
Rein Aren ... Second Player
A. Krevalid ... Fortinbras
Yuriy Berkun ... Third Player
Ants Lauter ... Priest
Viktor Kolpakov ... Gravedigger
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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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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 »

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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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Version of Hamlet (1973) See more »

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A revelation...
22 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

Wow! What a film! I saw it recently with three friends at Chicago's Facets Cinematheque, and we were collectively stunned by this film. On at least three occasions, it took my breath away--the ghost on the ramparts sequence, the play within the play sequence, and Ophelia's mad sequence were just incredibly wrought. I can't say enough about this film.


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