Helena loves Bertram but he's of noble birth, while she's just a doctor's daughter. But Bertram is at the court of the King of France, who is ill, and Helena has a remedy that might cure him and win her the right to marry Bertram. But does Bertram want to marry her?
4 January 1981 (UK)
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Also Known As:
The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: All's Well That Ends Well
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Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
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The opening shot is a long shot of Helena (Angela Down), before eventually moving in to a close-up. Of this opening, Director Elijah Moshinsky
commented "I wanted to start with a long shot of Helena and not move immediately to close-up. I didn't want too much identification with her, I wanted a picture of a woman caught in an obsession, with the camera static when she speaks, clear, judging her words. I wanted to start with long shots because I felt they were needed to place people in their context and for the sake of atmosphere. I wanted the atmosphere to help carry the story." See more
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