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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 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 ... 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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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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Based on the novel by Lisa Klein. 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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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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Language:

English | Norwegian | Latin

Release Date:

28 June 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

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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:

$229,405
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Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
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