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Rosencrantz

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead

by Brandenberg Productions

Synopsis

Showing events from the point of view of two minor characters from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, men who have no control over their destiny, Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly witty film examines fate and asks if we can ever really know what’s going on?

Are answers as important as the questions? Will Rosencrantz and Guildenstern (or Guildenstern and Rosencrantz) manage to discover the source of Hamlet’s malaise as demanded by the new King? Will the mysterious players who are strolling around the castle reveal the secrets they evidently know? And whose serve is it?

Awards

1990 Venice Film Festival
Won Golden Lion (Tom Stoppard)

1991 Fantasporto
Won Directors’ Week Award (Tom Stoppard)

1992 Independent Spirit Awards
Nominated Independent Spirit Award Best Actor (Gary Oldman)

Credits

Gary Oldman
Rosencrantz
Tim Roth
Guildenstern
Richard Dreyfuss
The Player
Joanna Roth
Ophelia
Iain Glen
Hamlet
Donald Sumpter
Claudius
Joanna Miles
Gertrude
Ljubo Zecevic
Osric
Ian Richardson
Polonius
Sven Medvesek
Laertes
Vili Matula
Horatio
John Burges
Ambassador from England
Director
Tom Stoppard
Writer (Screenplay)
Tom Stoppard
Writer (Original Source)
William Shakespeare
Producers
Emanuel Azenberg
Michael Brandman
Cinematographer
Peter Biziou


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