DEN TRAGISKA HISTORIEN
OM HAMLET

(The Tragic History of Hamlet)

Sweden, 1985, 169 min.

director.gif (905 bytes) Ragnar Lyth

CAST

Stellan SkarsgŚrd - Hamlet
Mona Malm - Gertrude
Frej Lindqvist - Claudius
Pernilla August - Ophelia
Sven Lindberg - Polonius
Dan Ekborg - Laertes
Per Eggers - Oratio
Tomas Bolme - Rosencrantz
Johannes Brost - Gulderstern

 

TELEVISION PREMIERE

January 7 & 10, 1985


SYNOPSIS

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, is home from school to mourn the death of his father, King Hamlet, who has died two months earlier. The ghost of his father beckons Hamlet to follow him and reveals that his brother Claudius poisoned him in the ear. Hamlet vows to avenge his father's murder.
 


1984 PRODUCTION PHOTO: Stellan with co-star Dan Ekborg

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REVIEW:

In the book, "A History of Shakespeare on Screen", author Kenneth Rothwell writes, "It is truly a bizarre Hamlet, not quite like any other and yet too close to the essence of Shakespeare's play for summary dismissal, throwing out an aura of being but not being Hamlet, as if all the characters had been filtered through some kind of a gauzy lens and emerged only partially recognizable but nevertheless certifiably themselves."