Laurence Fishburne
Director: Oliver Parker Cast: Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fishburne
, Irène Jacob
Irène Jacob
, Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh
Oliver Parker

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Actor Oliver Parker made his directorial debut with this adaptation of the tragic play by William Shakespeare that abridges the original text by half and ups the quotient of sex and violence. Laurence Fishburne stars as the Moorish general Othello, who returns a hero after crushing an invasion attempt by the Turkish army near Cyprus. Pledged to marry the lovely Desdemona (Irene Jacob), Othello ignores the advice of his intended's father, who tells him that she may have a deceptive nature. Othello's aide Iago (Kenneth Branagh), jealous over the elevation of his rival, Cassio (Nathaniel Parker, the director's real-life brother) to lieutenant, begins scheming to make Othello believe that Desdemona and Cassio are carrying on an affair. On the slimmest of evidence, Iago manages to manipulate Othello's suspicious, distrustful nature. Played previously in black face on film by actors Orson Welles and Laurence Olivier, Parker's production of Othello (1995) was the first major cinematic production to cast an African-American in the title role.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/22/2013
UPC: 0883316690932
Original Release: 1995
Rating: R
Source: Warner Archives
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 2:04:00
Sales rank: 7,352

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Laurence Fishburne Othello
Irène Jacob Desdemona
Kenneth Branagh Iago
Nathaniel Parker Cassio
Michael Maloney Roderigo
Anna Patrick Emilia
Nicholas Farrell Montano
Philip Locke 1st Senator
André Oumansky Gratiano
Indra Ové Bianca
John Savident 2nd Senator
Michael Sheen Lodovico
Pierre Vaneck Ferzetti Brabantio
Gabriele Ferzetti The Duke of Venice

Technical Credits
Oliver Parker Director,Screenwriter
David Barron Producer
Livia Borgognoni Art Director
Desmond Crowe Art Director
Peter Glossop Sound/Sound Designer
Caroline Harris Costumes/Costume Designer
Tim Harvey Production Designer
David Johnson Cinematographer
Luca Lachin Asst. Director
Tony Lawson Editor
Debbie McWilliams Casting
Charlie Mole Score Composer
Simon Moseley Asst. Director
Jonathan Olsberg Executive Producer
Luc Roeg Producer
Richard Styles Asst. Director

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