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Ophelia (2018)

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

Director:

Claire McCarthy

Writers:

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

Credited cast:
George MacKay ... Hamlet
Daisy Ridley ... Ophelia
Naomi Watts ... Gertrude / Mechtild
Clive Owen ... Claudius
Tom Felton ... Laertes
Daisy Head ... Cristiana
Dominic Mafham ... Polonius
Sebastian De Souza ... Edmund
Anna Rust ... Young Mechtild
Devon Terrell ... Horatio
Martin Angerbauer ... Guildenstern
Issy Stewart ... Lady in Waiting
Mia Quiney ... Young Ophelia
Noel Czuczor ... Rosencrantz
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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Hamlet Through Her Eyes. See more »


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:

$229,405
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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

Gertrude: I was a mother to you and you turned my son against me.
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Terrible writing
16 July 2019 | by TheTopDawgCriticSee all my reviews

Novice director Claire McCarthy (only her 2nd full length feature film) did an outstanding job behind the camera, but not so well in directing her cast. Her editing could've been much better as well. The almost 2 hour length needed trimming down. Semi Chellas' writing was terrible with long dragged out scenes, some too short, poor pacing, and a convoluted plot. On the plus side, great sets, visuals and cinematography, and an outstanding score by Steven Price. This film missed the potential it had IMO. It's a 7/10 from me


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