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TRAGEDY OF HAMLET PRINCE OF DENMARK, THE

Australia, 2007 (MIFF 2007, Homegrown)

Director: Oscar Redding

TRAGEDY OF HAMLET PRINCE OF DENMARK, THE

WORLD PREMIERE

A bold, intelligent and unashamedly cinematic rendering of the Shakespearean classic drawing from the talents of Melbourne's leading thespians.

This modern version of Hamlet comes from the back alleys of Melbourne's CBD. It borrows from French New Wave, Dogme 95 and experimental theatre to portray a hidden world of rottenness, stink, darkness and decay. Presented from the point of view of a minor character called Osric - who, in this version, is the wedding cameraman - this morality tussle unfolds from a perspective markedly different to the usual. Originally, A Poor Theatre Company performed this production at an abandoned Sydney Road shopfront to a maximum audience of 15. A major success, the production has now been given a whole new life on the big screen.


D/S Oscar Redding P Aleks Radovic, Oscar Redding, Richard Pyros WS Aleks Radovic TD digibeta/2007/120mins

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