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King Lear

King Lear
  • 1971
  • USSR
  • 137 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Grigori Kozintsev
  • Written by: Grigori Kozintsev, William Shakespeare (play), Boris Pasternak (Russian translation, 1919)
  • Cast: Jüri Järvet, Elza Radzina, Galina Volchek
  • Language: Russian

Brilliant Russian version of Shakespeare filmed in bleak monochrome, which emphasises the theme of civilisation in turmoil rather than the private tragedy.

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