There are no approved quotes yet for this movie. This film is an adaptation of William Shakespeare ‘s Othello. Michael Maloney as Roderigo. Learn more More Like This. The Moorish General Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his Lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality, it is all part of the scheme of a bitter Ensign named Iago.

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Jan 1, Full Review…. Just leave us a message here and we will work on getting you verified. Branagh’s superb otyello, as the man whose Machiavellian scheming guides the story of Othello’s downfall, guarantees this film an immediacy that any audience will understand. Fishburne himself actually gives in a good if somewhat restrained performance and Irene Jacob as Desdemona is convincing, but it is the boy othsllo Belfast, Brannagh, who steals the show.

This fushburne was last edited on 20 Septemberat Emilia then tells Othello the truth behind Iago’s lies and he realizes what he has done. As Macbeth rides home from battle, three witches stop him. View All Photos 1. Othello smothers Desdemona, who dies just as Emilia enters the bedroom. The movie is roughly on the same cinematic level as the Mel Gibson Hamlet, though it tends to get under your skin a little more once it gets rolling. Recommended only to those who haven’t yet seen enough Shakespeare on film.


Bianca as Indra Ove Michael Sheen The evil Iago Kenneth Branagh pretends to be friend of Othello Laurence Fishburn in order to manipulate him to serve his own end, comes up with a devious plan to fihsburne that Othello’s wife Desdemona Irene Jacob of infidelity.

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This is the fiehburne cinematic reproduction of the play released by a major studio that casts an African Otyello actor to play the role of Othello, although low-budget independent films of the play starring Ted Lange [1] and Yaphet Kotto [2] predated it. By creating an account, you agree to the Privacy Policy and the Terms and Otuelloand to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango.

Learn more More Like This. Fear the Walking Dead: The “Cypriot” fortress and the flashy costumes are Othrllo sapphires,i won’t deny it,just next time remember to create some kind of innovation. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! Montano stops Cassio from beating Roderigo, and Cassio’s sword is raised above his head.

Sign Up Already have an account? In addition it adds silent scenes not in the play, including the return of Othello and the marriage at the beginning, a sex scene between Othello and Desdemona, dreams in which Othello imagines Desdemona’s supposed affair with Cassioa scene in which Desdemona dances for Othello, a scene in an infirmary where Roderigo and Cassio are treated for their wounds, and a final scene in which the bodies of those killed are buried at sea.


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Iago is an evil, manipulative character with his own agenda. And he pulled off the character wonderfully.

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An update of the classic Shakespeare story, Director Sir Kenneth Branagh shot this movie like a classic s musical. See all Audience reviews. This movie tells the story of four best friends who swear off love. Perhaps less than the sum of its parts, Othello is still highly entertaining, and features excellent performances from Laurence Fishburne and Kenneth Branagh.

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