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Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990) (1990)

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Gary Oldman Gary Oldman
Tim Roth Tim Roth
Richard Dreyfuss Richard Dreyfuss
The Player
Serge Soric Serge Soric
Zeljko Vukmirica Zeljko Vukmirica
Joanna Roth Joanna Roth
Iain Glen Iain Glen
Donald Sumpter Donald Sumpter

Written by
Tom Stoppard Tom Stoppard
(written by)
William Shakespeare William Shakespeare
play The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark


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14 years, 8 months ago at Mar 14 19:56
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern (or vice versa) find themselves in the middle of something that they have no power over. The movie (and play before it) is from the view of two of the most minor of characters from Hamlet. It's charm comes from the fact that they are so minor that the world buffets them from scene to scene with no will of their own, and they try to figure out their own purpose for ex... read more

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

9 years, 8 months ago at Apr 1 21:01
Sometimes a certain piece should just be left as whatever medium it was originally intended to be. Rosencratz & Guildenstern Are Dead is witty and takes a familiar subject matter from an acute angle, but it doesnโ€™t make for a great feature film. Itโ€™s so obviously indentured to the stage, so dependent upon audience interaction and knowledge of Hamlet to thrive, that something is missing from th... read more
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Two minor characters from the play 'Hamlet' stumble around unaware of their scripted lives and unable to deviate from them.
Release date: 8 February 1991
UPC: 014381256222
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" Showing events from the point of view of two minor characters from Hamlet, men who have no control over their destiny, this film examines fate and asks, Can we ever really know what's going on? Are answers as important as questions? Will Rosencrantz and Guildenstern (or Guildenstern and Rosencrantz) manage to discover the source of Hamlet's malaise as requested by the new king? Will the mysterious players who are strolling around the castle reveal the secrets they evidently know? And whose s"

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