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Shakespeare al cinema: Otello

Won 4 Banff Television Festival Awards: Banff Rockie Award: Best Made-For-TV Movie, Best made for tv movie; 1 Grand Prize; International Critics Prize - Won 2 BAFTA TV Awards: Best Editing (Fiction/Entertainment), Best Photography and Lighting (Fiction/Entertainment) - Won 2 Royal Television Society Awards: Best Lighting, Photography & Camera (Photography, Drama), Best Sound Drama - Won 1 Broadcasting Press Guild Award: Best Single Drama - Won 1 Peabody Award - 4 Nominations BAFTA TV Award: Best Costume Design, Best Production Design, Best Single Drama, Best Sound (Fiction/Entertainment) - 1 Nomination RTS Television Award: Best Production Design Drama 


2002, regia di Geoffrey Sax



Scheda: Nazione: GB-USA-Canada - Produzione: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, London Weekend Television, WGBH BostonDistribuzione: Independent Television, Public Broadcasting Service - Soggetto: ispirato all'Otello di William Shakespeare - Sceneggiatura: Andrew Davies - Fotografia: Daf Hobson - Montaggio: Nick Arthurs - Art Direction: Leigh Walker - Costumi: Les Lansdown - Musiche: Debbie Wiseman - FormatoColor, film tv - Durata: 100'.

Cast: Keeley Hawes, Eamonn Walker, Christopher Eccleston, Christopher Fox, Allan Cutts, Patrick Myers, Samantha McDonald, Del Synnott, Andrew Charleson, Bill Paterson, Nicholas Gecks, Richard Coyle, Carl McCrystal, Tim Faraday, Tim Frances, Michelle Newell, Rachael Stirling, Morgan Johnson.



Trama e commenti: ...Una versione moderna ambientata ai giorni nostri in cui Otello il primo commisario nero della polizia metropolitana di Londra....

Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - - - - - - - This British TV production of Othello is more than a mere updating of the classic William Shakespeare tragedy; with freshly rechristened characters and brand-new dialogue, the film qualifies as a "rethinking" of the 17th century Shakespearean play, albeit still retaining the original's power and potency. The story is set in the London of the near future, a crime-ridden metropolis virtually torn apart by racial hostilities. By order of the Prime Minister, black police officer John Othello (Eamonn Walker) is promoted to Commissioner, a post dearly coveted by Othello's friend, mentor and fellow officer Ben Jago (Christopher Eccleston). Seething with jealousy, Jago contrives to discredit Othello in the eyes of the public, and to destroy John's interracial marriage to the lily-white Dessie (Keeley Hawes). Among those used as unwitting dupes to gain Jago's ends are Othello's trusted lieutenant, Michael Cass (Richard Coyle), scrupulously honest police constable Alan Roderick (Del Synnott), and Jago's own wife, Lulu (Rachael Stirling). Typical of the film's modernizations is the handling of the evidence "proving" Dessie's infidelity. In place of the incriminating handkerchief in the Shakespearean original, a robe is offered which has been tampered with by Jago so that the DNA lab will find evidence that Dessie has not only cuckolded Othello, but also is part of a greater plan to ruin his reputation... (Hal Erickson).

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