Hamlet (1961 film)
|Directed by||Franz Peter Wirth|
|Screenplay by||Franz Peter Wirth|
by William Shakespeare
|Music by||Rolf Unkel|
Rudolf H. Jakob
|Edited by||Adolf Schlyssleder|
|Running time||152 minutes|
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle.
Bill Gibron, writing for DVD Verdict, said that "In the literary life, you either love Shakespeare or you don't, and the Germans definitely do not. This 1960 television version of the Bard's brainchild is so cold and calculated it's like Berlin in February." FlickFilosopher wrote that "this is a take on Hamlet that could otherwise be construed as cruel and unusual punishment." Kevin Murphy wrote, "Leave it to Germany to turn a bleak brooding play into an even bleaker, broodinger movie-of-the-week for German television. This thing, made in the early '60s, has "we're still really sorry for the war and feel terrible" all over it."
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