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Shakespeare al cinema: Amleto


1920, regia di Sven Gade, Heinz Schall

Scheda: Nazione: Germania - Produzione: Art Film Productions - Distribuzione: Asta Films - Soggetto: dall'omonima tragedia di William Shakespeare e da un testo di E. Vining - Sceneggiatura: Erwin Gepard - Fotografia: Curt Courant, Axel Graatkjaer - Formato: B.N., muto - Durata: 131'.

Cast: Asta Nielsen, Mathilde Brandt, Paul Conradi, Anton De Verdier, Lilly Jacobson, Hans Junkermann, Heinz Stieda, Eduard von Winterstein.



Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - - Denmark's leading silent screen actress Asta Nielsen had the audacity to play the title role in Hamlet, produced by her in Germany and co-directed by Sven Gade. Nielsen actually succeeded in turning the Bard's perhaps finest play into a star vehicle for herself. Mistakenly believing her husband to have died, a scheming Gertrude raises her daughter as a boy and heir-apparent. Nielsen's Hamlet is not only Horatio's best friend in this version, but she falls in love with him as well, thus becoming Ophelia's rival. The scenes between Hamlet and Horatio (and to a lesser degree between Hamlet and Fortinbras) are quite intense....




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