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Гамлет / Gamlet / Hamlet (1964)

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Гамлет / Gamlet / Hamlet (1964)

Гамлет / Gamlet / Hamlet (1964)
2xDVD9 | VIDEO_TS | PAL, 16:9 (720x576) VBR | 02:22:42 | ~ 12.3 Gb
Audio: AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps (each): Русский, English, Français / Русский (mono) AC3 1.0 @ 128 Kbps
Subs: Русский, English, Français, Deutsch, Español, Italiano
Genre: Drama, Tragedy

Considered by many the finest screen adaptation of Shakespeare’s greatest work, Grigori Kozintsev’s HAMLET is a spare, haunting interpretation based on a translation by novelist Boris Pasternak. The malevolence afoot in the state of Denmark is magnificently captured by the foreboding black and white cinematography and the dark, dramatic score by composer Dmitri Shostakovich. In addition, acclaimed Russian actors Innokenti Smoktunovsky and Anastasia Vertinskaya offer stellar, award-winning performances. Kozintsev, a peer of Eisenstein’s who worked well into the 1960s, was a master of cinematic technique who finally achieved recognition at the end of his career for his stunning interpretations of Shakespeare. Leading film historian Richard Dyer wrote in the Boston Globe: "Paradoxically, the two most powerful films of Shakespeare plays [HAMLET and KING LEAR] were made not in Great Britain but in the Soviet Union."

Shakespeare's 17th century masterpiece about the "Melancholy Dane" was given one of its best screen treatments by Soviet director Grigori Kozintsev. Kozintsev's Elsinore was a real castle in Estonia, utilized metaphorically as the "stone prison" of the mind wherein Hamlet must confine himself in order to avenge his father's death. Hamlet himself is portrayed (by Innokenti Smoktunovsky) as the sole sensitive intellectual in a world made up of debauchers and revellers. Several of Kozintsev directorial choices seem deliberately calculated to inflame the purists: Hamlet's delivers his "To be or not to be" soliloquy with his back to the camera, allowing the audience to fill in its own interpretations. Rarely seen in the US, this Hamlet (or Gamlet, as it was known in Russia) is not always successful, but is certainly more innovative – and lively – than Olivier's wildly overpraised 1948 version. Director Grigori Kozintsev would follow Hamlet with an equally radical adaptation of King Lear in 1970.

Synopsis by Hal Erickson, Allmovie.com

IMDB 8,4/10
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Director: Grigori Kozintsev

Writers: Grigori Kozintsev, Boris Pasternak, William Shakespeare

Cast: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Anastasiya Vertinskaya, Yuri Tolubeyev,
Mikhail Nazvanov, Elza Radzina, Stepan Oleksenko, Vadim Medvedev, Igor Dmitriev and other


Гамлет / Gamlet / Hamlet (1964)

Гамлет / Gamlet / Hamlet (1964)

Гамлет / Gamlet / Hamlet (1964)

Гамлет / Gamlet / Hamlet (1964)

Гамлет / Gamlet / Hamlet (1964)

Гамлет / Gamlet / Hamlet (1964)

Гамлет / Gamlet / Hamlet (1964)

Гамлет / Gamlet / Hamlet (1964)

Гамлет / Gamlet / Hamlet (1964)

Гамлет / Gamlet / Hamlet (1964)

Гамлет / Gamlet / Hamlet (1964)

Гамлет / Gamlet / Hamlet (1964)

Гамлет / Gamlet / Hamlet (1964)

Гамлет / Gamlet / Hamlet (1964)

Гамлет / Gamlet / Hamlet (1964)

Гамлет / Gamlet / Hamlet (1964)

Гамлет / Gamlet / Hamlet (1964)

Гамлет / Gamlet / Hamlet (1964)

Гамлет / Gamlet / Hamlet (1964)


Special Features:

- Interviews with director G. Kozintsev and actor I. Smoktunovsky
- Documentaries: «Making of…», «I. Smoktunovsky awarded by the Lenin Award»
- Text material «W. Shakespeare»
- Sketches of production design
- Photo Albums
- Filmographies

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