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Swan Song (1992)

| Short | 1992 (UK)
An aging actor remembers his past stage triumphs and contemplates a dim future on the stage of an empty theatre.

Director:

Kenneth Branagh

Writers:

Anton Chekhov (play), Hugh Cruttwell (adapted for the screen by)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Gielgud ... Svetlovidov
Richard Briers ... Nikita
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An aging actor remembers his past stage triumphs and contemplates a dim future on the stage of an empty theatre.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1992 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Hattyúdal See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Like his character Svetlovidov, John Gielgud was 88 years old when the film was made. See more »

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Version of En svanesang (1954) See more »

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Beautiful and moving - a tribute to Gielgud's talent
8 August 2000 | by thejacksonsSee all my reviews

Beautiful and moving - a tribute to Gielgud's talent. I'm so glad Branagh had the foresite to capture the magic on film, especially in light of Gielgud's recent death. This film brought tears to my eyes and reignited my love of Shakespeare. Gielgud truly brought Shakespeare to life like noone else.


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