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King Lear

King Lear
  • 1971
  • Soviet Union
  • 139 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Grigori Kozintsev, Iosif Shapiro
  • Cast: Juri Jarvet, Elza Radzina
  • Language: Russian

This Shakespeare tale depicts Old King Lear who decides to divide up his kingdom amongst his daughters after they all demonstrate how much they love him. Only Cordelia, his youngest daughter, refuses to flatter her father and she is subsequently banished from the kingdom in this story of greed, madness and tragedy.

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