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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Synopsis
Tom Stoppard’s film adaptation of his play based on characters in Hamlet.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film; Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1990
Duration
118 mins; 10,592 feet

Credits

Director
Tom Stoppard
Producer
Emanuel Azenberg; Michael Brandman
Cinematographer
Peter Biziou
Screenplay
Tom Stoppard
Music
Stanley Myers
Cast
Iain GlenHamlet
Donald SumpterClaudius
Joanna MilesGertrude
Ian RichardsonPolonius
Gary OldmanRosencrantz
Ljubo ZecevicOsric
Richard DreyfussThe Player
Sven MedvesckLaertes
Tim RothGuildenstern
Vili MatulaHoratio

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Theatres

Notes

Figures
Total domestic gross $739,104 (US) Box Office Mojo 2005
Awards
Golden Lion Award 1990 - Venice Film Festival. Daniel Rosenthal in Shakespeare on Screen (London: Hamlyn, 2000) notes that the last Shakespeare film to win the Golden Lion was Olivier’s HAMLET (1948) which cut the Rosencrantz and Guildenstern scenes.
Documentation
A study guide is available free of charge from Film Education.
Reviews
Reviewed in Sight and Sound, June 1991, p58.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Wheeler in Shakespeare on Film Newsletter Vol 16, No 1 (12/91), p5.

Production Company

Name

Brandenberg International

Distributor

Name

Second Sight Films Ltd

Email
info@secondsightfilms.co.uk
Web
http://www.secondsightfilms.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 8977 0553
Fax
020 8977 1470
Address
16 Connaught Road
Teddington
London
TW11 0PS
Notes
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Distributor (Hire)

Name

BFI Film Bookings Unit

Email
bookings.films@bfi.org.uk
Web
http://www.bfi.org.uk/about-bfi/help-faq/film-bookings External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7957 8938 / 8935
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Buena Vista Home Video

Address
Middlesex
TW7 5QD
Name

Retail outlets

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