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Francesca Dascari

Synopsis

Hamlet is a ghost story - so why has nobody ever told it as one?
In Fodor's Hamlet emphasis is put on the nightmarish ether of the play, setting it in a surrealistic no-man's land.

Rather than following traditional, schoolbook definitions of characters, these are ripped apart. So, for example, the traditionally weak Ophelia, is now dominated by her elder sister Polonia (normally a male comic role) who supplies her with addictive drugs to cement that control. Hamlet's father, The Ghost (normally an heroic victim) is now a vicious psychopath, manipulating his own son to gain brutal vengeance on his murderer, Claudius.

And yet not a single line is added or changed, the difference is how they are delivered - naturalistically with the emphasis on making sure an audience who may never even have heard a single line of Shakespeare accept it as though it is merely an alternative accent of English.
 

Details

Year
2007
Type of film
Features
Running Time
112 mins
Format
KHDV
Director
Alexander Fodor
Producer
Paul Allan-Slade
Editor
Marc Nicholls
Screenwriter
Emeke Nwokedi
Director of Photography
Diego Indraccolo
Sound
Paul Walsh
Music
Joe Lyske
Principal Cast
William Belchambers, James Frail, Lydia Piechowiak, Alan Hanson, Jason Wing

Production Company

The Zed Resistor Company
54 Belsize Avenue
London N13 4TJ
UK

T+44 (0)7894 152 651

alex.fodor@hamletmovie.co.uk
http://www.zedresistor.com
http://www.hamletmovie.co.uk

Sales
Company

Paul Allan-Slade
19 Trafalgar Road
Shoeburyness
Southend on Sea SS3 9EJ
UK

T+44 (0)7930 365 234

paul.allan-slade@hamletmovie.co.uk