One Hamlet Less

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One Hamlet Less
Directed by Carmelo Bene
Produced by Anna Maria Papi
Written by Carmelo Bene
(from William Shakespeare)
Starring Carmelo Bene
Narrated by Carmelo Bene
Music by Carmelo Bene
Cinematography Mario Masini
Edited by Mauro Contini
Release date(s)
  • May 21, 1973 (1973-05-21)
Running time 70 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

One Hamlet Less (Italian: Un Amleto di meno) is a 1973 Italian drama film directed by Carmelo Bene. It was entered into the 1973 Cannes Film Festival.[1]


The film is a very loose version of the original tragedy of Shakespeare. Carmelo Bene is an obsessive actor who plays for various theaters tragedy Hamlet along with his theater company. Slowly he begins more and more to identify with the role and the psychology of the character until it becomes Hamlet himself.



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: One Hamlet Less". Retrieved 2009-04-18. 

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