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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Screen adaptation of Tom Stoppard's comic stageplay, which brings the minor characters of Shakespeare's Hamlet into the spotlight as they wander into adventure around the royal castle. Summoned to Elsinore to insinuate themselves with Prince Hamlet, his boyhood friends find themselves caught between the 'mad' young man, his murderous uncle Claudius and a band of travelling players. This adaptation, directed by the author, won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1990.

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1 hour, 58 minutes

Last on

Sun 4 Jul 2010 01:05

Credits

Role Contributor
RosencrantzGary Oldman
GuildensternTim Roth
The PlayerRichard Dreyfuss
TragedianLivo Badurina
TragedianTomislav Maretic
TragedianMare Mlacnik
TragedianZeljko Vukmirica
TragedianBranko Zavrsan
OpheliaJoanna Roth
HamletIain Glen
ClaudiusDonald Sumpter
GertrudeJoanna Miles
DirectorTom Stoppard
WriterTom Stoppard