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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daisy Ridley ... Ophelia
Mia Quiney ... Young Ophelia
Calum O'Rourke ... Young Laertes
Nathaniel Parker ... King Hamlet
Naomi Watts ... Gertrude / Mechtild
Jack Cunningham-Nuttall ... Young Hamlet
Lenka Olsanová Lenka Olsanová ... Lady in Waiting 1 (as Lenka Olsanova)
Daniela Hirsh ... Lady in Waiting 2 (as Daniela Hirshova)
Veronika Strapková ... Lady in Waiting 3 (as Veronika Strapkova)
Issy Stewart ... Lady in Waiting 4
Adriana Hercigonja ... Lady in Waiting 5
Nhung Hong Dangová Nhung Hong Dangová ... Lady in Waiting 6 (as Nhung Hong Dangova)
Angela Nwagbo Angela Nwagbo ... Viola
Clive Owen ... Claudius
Dominic Mafham ... Polonius
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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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Trivia

Nathaniel Parker, who plays King Hamlet in this film, played Laertes in Franco Zeffirelli's version of Hamlet with Mel Gibson See more »

Quotes

Gertrude: I was a mother to you and you turned my son against me.
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Soundtracks

Turn Our Captivity
Music by William Byrd
Performed by John Rutter and The Cambridge Singers
courtesy of Collegium Records
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Cannot always trust critics.
10 May 2020 | by tgraykgraySee all my reviews

Possibly because Hamlet is my favourite Shakespeare play, this film held me totally. Almost put off by other people's opinions,thank fully decided for myself. This was very clever,and holding. No two share fully the same views,but I am glad that to mine own self I was true. A haunting film,and I will never watch Hamlet in the same way again. Funny that it was so well received in Russia. TGray


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Language:

English | Norwegian | Latin

Release Date:

28 June 2019 (USA) See more »

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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:

$242,115
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
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