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.
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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