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Othello (1995)

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The Moorish General Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his Lieutenant Michael Cassio, when in reality, it is all part of the scheme of a bitter Ensign named Iago.

Director:

Oliver Parker

Writers:

Oliver Parker (adaptation), William Shakespeare (play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Laurence Fishburne ... Othello
Irène Jacob ... Desdemona (as Irene Jacob)
Kenneth Branagh ... Iago
Nathaniel Parker ... Cassio
Michael Maloney ... Roderigo
Anna Patrick ... Emilia
Nicholas Farrell ... Montano
Indra Ové ... Bianca (as Indra Ove)
Michael Sheen ... Lodovico
André Oumansky ... Gratiano (as Andre Oumansky)
Philip Locke ... 1st Senator
John Savident ... 2nd Senator
Gabriele Ferzetti ... The Duke of Venice
Pierre Vaneck Pierre Vaneck ... Brabantio
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Storyline

Iago convinces Othello, The Moor of Venice that his wife, Desdemona has been unfaithful. Iago is an evil, manipulative character with his own agenda. A plot of jealousy and rage transpires in this classic Shakespearean tale. Written by Jason Ihle <jrihl@conncoll.edu>

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Taglines:

Envy, greed, jealousy and love.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This is Sir Kenneth Branagh's only appearance in a Shakespearean theatrical movie which he did not direct. See more »

Goofs

Gov. Montano stops Cassio from beating Roderigo, and Cassio's sword is raised above his head. Montano says, "You're drunk" and Cassio's response, "Drunk?" is accompanied by the sound of his already drawn sword being pulled from its scabbard for attack. See more »

Quotes

Iago: Pleasure and action make the hours seem short.
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Version of Othello (1981) See more »

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just Othello
26 October 2017 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

it is almost a spell. of a meet after a long time. because the performance of Laurence Fishburne is amazing. the result - scene by scene he becomes Othello in a manner who escapes from a simple role. and Kenneth Branagh - yes, he gives to Iago the right word and though and intention and gesture. because this is the best good point of film - to recreate a world in each of its details. maybe, it is not the best Othello version. but it is one of the most honest. and realistic. you feel the Moor. each of his states. each traits of his jealousy and fury and doubts. maybe, it is the memorable role of Laurence Fishburne career.


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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,097, 17 December 1995

Gross USA:

$2,844,379

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,844,379
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Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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