- Original title
- Running time
- 125 min.
- United States
Oliver Parker (Play: William Shakespeare)
Castle Rock Entertainment / Dakota Films / Imminent Film Productions
Drama | Jealousy
- Movie Groups
- Synopsis / Plot
- Based on classic Shakepeare play. Othello, a Moor who has just eloped with the white Desdemona when the play opens, leaves Venice to command the Venetian armies in Cyprus, accompanied by his new wife and lieutenant Cassio. The treacherous standard-bearer, Iago, plants Desdemona's handkerchief on Cassio, managing to convince Othello that his wife has been unfaithful with the lieutenant. Othello kills Desdemona out of jealousy, before Iago's wife eventually reveals that Desdemona's affair was but an invention of Iago's. Iago immediately kills his wife also, and Othello then commits suicide in grief.
: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nom. Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Branagh)
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