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I Will Avenge You, Iago!

Synopsis
Independent feature film farce. Jack Bandrowsky (Pine) has just finished a performance as Iago in Verdi’s Otello. Marvin (Nobbs) is a naive audience member who fails to understand that the characters are not real and he goes backstage to stab Iago. Jack, improvising, tells Marvin that it is the Duke who is the real villain of the piece. Marvin now vows to avenge Iago’s death by killing the Duke. He succeeds in his mission and spends two years in prison where he plays the title role in a prison production of Hamlet. Another plot strand concerns Jack’s wife, Helen (Barall) a successful actress who has spent the last few months portraying Ophelia in a national touring company’s version of Hamlet. The film plays with notions of stage and real life and where the two meet. There are passages from Otello and Hamlet.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2005
Duration
95 mins
Availability
No distributor found (4/2007).

Credits

Director
Zhenya Kiperman
Producer
Alyssa Black; Anthony Grillo; Zhenya Kiperman
Cinematographer
Wolfgang Held
Screenplay
Zhenya Kiperman
Music
Gregory Rosenblatt; Natasha Medvedovskaya
Costume
Nadia Fadeeva
Art Direction
Vivian Margiotta
Cast
Keith NobbsThe Viewer (Hamlet)
Larry PineJack Bandrowsky (Iago)
Michi BarallHelen (Ophelia)

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Hamlet; Othello
Keywords
prisoners; prisons; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Awards
Winner of the Best Feature Screencraft Award at the New York Independent International Film & Video Festival.

Online Availability

Online URL
http://www.iagofilms.com

Production Company

Name

Iago Films

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