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Iago

Synopsis
Feature film inspired by Othello. Set in the University of Venice, the story follows architecture student Iago, a young man of great talent but humble origins. He is surrounded by aristocrats including Othello, the son of a world-renowned architect and friend of the school’s chancellor. The well-connected Othello cheats Iago out of the merits of his studies and takes his place as head of a project on the Biennale. Othello also steals the object of his desire, Desdemona, the chancellor’s daughter, with whom Iago has been hopelessly in love for a long time. Convinced that life is a series of injustices and that only those who strike first can advance, Iago starts a ruthless fight, weaving a web deceit in order to take back what is rightfully his as well as win Desdemona’s love [Synopsis adapted from user comment on IMDb].
Language
Italian (Standard)
Country
Italy
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2009
Duration
101 mins

Credits

Director
Volfango de Biasi
Producer
Marina Berlusconi
Cinematographer
Enrico Lucidi
Writer
Felice di Basilio; Volfango de Biasi
Screenplay
Tiziana Martini
Music
Michele Braga
Production Design
Giulano Pannuti
Costume
Monica Celeste
Cast
Aurelien GayaOtello (Othello)
Laura ChiattiDesdemona
Nicolas VaporidisIago
Fabio GhidoniMichael Cassio
Giulia SteigerwaltEmilia
Gabriele LaviaBrananzio (Brabantio)
Lorenzo GleijesesRoderigo
Luana RossettiBianca

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Othello
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
DVD bonus feature: interviews with Volfango De Biasi, Laura Chiatti and Nicolas Vaporidis.
Figures
Estimated budget: €4,300,000 (estimated), Gross €2,002,364 (Italy) (29 March 2009) (IMDb).

Production Company

Name

Ideacinema

Name

Medusa Film

Online Retailer

Name

amazon.co.uk

Web
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