PG-13 | | Drama
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.
Like others before him who simultaneously acted and directed a film, Kenneth Branagh used an acting double, Orlando Seale to play Hamlet during camera set-ups and rehearsals. This means Seale had to learn and perform almost the entire play with the entire cast, yet only ... ...
If thou didst ever hold me in thy heart, absent thee from felicity awhile and in this harsh world draw thy breath in pain to tell my story.
There is an electric cord visible coming out the back of a lamp on a table near the window during Hamlet's long soliloquy in his chamber.
$148,321 (USA) (29 December 1996)
$4,414,535 (USA) (13 April 1997)
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