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Ophelia (2018)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 28 June 2019 (USA)
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A re-imagining of Hamlet, told from Ophelia's perspective.

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Claire McCarthy

Writers:

Semi Chellas (adaptation), Semi Chellas | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Naomi Watts ... Gertrude / Mechtild
Daisy Ridley ... Ophelia
George MacKay ... Hamlet
Clive Owen ... Claudius
Tom Felton ... Laertes
Daisy Head ... Cristiana
Anna Rust ... Young Mechtild
Dominic Mafham ... Polonius
Sebastian De Souza ... Edmund
Devon Terrell ... Horatio
Issy Stewart ... Lady in Waiting
Mia Quiney ... Young Ophelia
Martin Angerbauer ... Guildenstern
Adriana Hercigonja ... Lady in Waiting
Jack Cunningham-Nuttall ... Young Hamlet
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Storyline

As a rebellious and motherless child, Ophelia is taken into Elsinore Castle by Queen Gertrude as one of her most trusted ladies-in-waiting. Soon enough, Ophelia captures the affections of the young Prince Hamlet. A passionate romance kindles between the 2 in secret as the kingdom is on the brink of war amidst its own political intrigue and betrayal. When Hamlet's father is murdered and the prince's wits begin to unravel into an insatiable quest for vengeance, Ophelia sharply navigates the rules of power in Denmark all while struggling to choose between her true love and her own life.

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Vengeance Destroys Love. See more »

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a scene of violence/bloody images, some sensuality, and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 June 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ophelia See more »

Filming Locations:

Czech Republic See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,145, 30 June 2019

Gross USA:

$50,722

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$226,023
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
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Trivia

Naomi Watts and Clive Owen previously starred together in The International (2009). See more »

Quotes

Ophelia: You may think you know my story. Many have told it. It has long passed into history... into myth.
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There's a Daisy
21 April 2019 | by reidandgeneneSee all my reviews

I was very pleasantly surprised how well this movie fits into the plot of 'Hamlet'. It makes complete sense despite dramatically changing who Ophelia is and what her role in the events is. This Ophelia doesn't see everything that happens in the play -- why would she have? And the movie introduces a major new character not in the play, but it is one whom Hamlet might well not have known or deemed important enough to notice. It really worked quite well.

The acting was solid. Daisy Ridley was adequate to the job at hand. Far more interesting were Clive Owens as a lusty, dangerous Claudius and Naomi Watts as a more interesting Gertrude than usual. And it makes sense that Ophelia might view those two people and interact with them differently than did Hamlet.

My main quibble was minor. The moviemakers felt the need to ramp up the violence at the end, as if the play was not bloody enough. But that did provide a nice contrast to the pastoral post-play coda of the film.


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