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Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy, A

Synopsis
Feature film set in ninteenth-century America. A group of friends meet at a country house to attend a wedding party. The magical sequences and pairings of lovers connect the film with Shakespeare’s play, but the bigger debt perhaps is to Ingmar Bergman’s SOMMARNATTENS LEENDE /SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT (1955).
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1982
Duration
88 mins; 7,877 feet

Credits

Director
Woody Allen
Producer
Robert Greenhut
Cinematographer
Gordon Willis
Screenplay
Woody Allen
Cast
José FerrerProf. Leopold Sturgis
Julie HagertyDulcy Ford
Mary SteenburgenAdrian Hobbs
Mia FarrowAriel Weymouth
Woody AllenAndrew Hobbs

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
Woody Allen’s film ZELIG, contains a brief reference to A Midsummer Night’s Dream when Zelig’s father takes part in an Orthdox production as Puck, no dialogue is heard.

Production Company

Name

Orion Pictures

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