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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.

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Claire McCarthy

Writers:

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

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


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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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:

$229,123
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
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Naomi Watts, George MacKay, and Daisy Ridley have all co-starred with Tom Holland, Watts in The Impossible (2012), MacKay in How I Live Now (2013), and Ridley in the upcoming film Chaos Walking (2018). See more »

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Gertrude: I was a mother to you and you turned my son against me.
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Sumptuous feast for the eyes
11 August 2019 | by ron-newboldSee all my reviews

It is not surprising the name of the costume designer features so early in the credits because he played a major role in making this film so watchable. All those gorgeous costumes must have cost a bit but along with some splendid décor, ecclesiastical and baronial interiors (and a few exteriors) and outdoor scenes of woods glades and hills this film never fail to offer pleasure for the eye. The story proceeds at a sufficient pace with some unexpected twists and turns while bringing out how empty and unsatisfying royal or any great power can be. Is it really worth fighting so hard for? Pity about the mayhem of the penultimate scene, it was unnecessary, but makes Ophelia's choice at the end seem a wise one.


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