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Hamlet in the Golden Vale (2018)

Not Rated | | Drama | 22 April 2018 (USA)
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A company of actors arrive at a castle deep in the Irish countryside and set into motion the story of Shakespeare's Hamlet. The lives of the actors and their characters intertwine as Prince... See full summary »

Directors:

Dan Hasse, Taylor Myers

Writers:

Dan Hasse (screenplay), William Shakespeare (play)
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Credited cast:
Pat Dwyer ... Claudius / The Ghost / Player King
Beth Ann Hopkins Beth Ann Hopkins ... Gertrude / Player Queen
Jonathan Hopkins Jonathan Hopkins ... Polonius / Francisco / Gravedigger / Player
Elise Kibler ... Ophelia / Osric
Constantine Malahias ... Rosencrantz / Guildenstern / Marcellus / Gravedigger / Player
Anthony Vaughn Merchant Anthony Vaughn Merchant ... Horatio
Taylor Myers Taylor Myers ... Hamlet
Yuriy Pavlish ... Laertes / Bernardo
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A company of actors arrive at a castle deep in the Irish countryside and set into motion the story of Shakespeare's Hamlet. The lives of the actors and their characters intertwine as Prince Hamlet confronts the ghost of his father and seeks revenge on the treacherous Claudius, his uncle and newly appointed king. Hamlet's pursuit of vengeance scorches the lives of everyone inside the castle walls and lays bare the many contradictions and ambiguities of human existence. At the play's end, seven days have passed and the actors emerge, leaving the castle and characters behind.

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Drama

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This cast of eight actors does double, triple and, one case, even quintuple duty playing all the roles necessary to convey the story. Constantine Malahias plays 5 distinct on-camera roles including the famous duo Rosencrantz & Guildenstern simultaneously as twins. See more »

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Truly beautifully acted and interpreted version of the world's greatest play. No Small feat.
26 April 2018 | by zana-94500See all my reviews

I'd seen the preview for this film and thought it was going to be lonely to look at and exciting for the music and the power in the actors' faces,bug really, no one goes to a movie of "Hamlet" thinking they are going to see the one of best Hamlets they'e ever seen. Taylor Myers is a true revelation of simplicity and passion in the center of the richest, most complex character there. I was not surprised to find out that he has directed the text work (the interpretation and exploration of the language of the play), because his own was so unaffected and clear and beautiful and moving. It's not that I felt nothing but compassion and understanding for Hamlet, no, he was still the troubling antihero that he is, but I could follow the flow of his dilemmas and decisions, the surprises of his actions, and the fullness of his passions even through the gentle modulation of adapting a stage play for the screen. The entire cast had this disarming truthfulness, the story felt new and the light underplay of cinematic concept was so understated that the echoes of their own acknowledgment of the special experience of setting Hamlet in this Irish castle was really gentle and unobtrusive. I hope people take the time to hear this story, as it's really unusual to have such success with shakespeare on film, but, really, just because it was moving


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Kilfeacle, Tipperary, Ireland

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D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

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Color

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4:3
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