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Shakespeare’s classic play about the Machiavellian rise to power and subsequent short reign of King Richard IIl of England is set in an alternative 1930s, in this celebrated film adaptation with Ian McKellen.

Shakespeare’s classic play about the Machiavellian rise to power and subsequent short reign of King Richard IIl of England is set in an alternative 1930s, in this celebrated film adaptation with Ian McKellen.

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Shakespeare’s classic play about the Machiavellian rise to power and subsequent short reign of King Richard IIl of England is set in an alternative 1930s, in this celebrated film adaptation.

A brutal civil war has erupted in England with Houses of Lancaster and York battling for control of the throne. Amid the turmoil the despotic Richard, Duke of Gloucester (Ian McKellen) plots his own route to power, deviously scheming a murderous agenda that will lead to his installation as dictator monarch. Steeped in fascist iconography, the film openly draws from the aesthetic of the Third Reich, a stylistic choice that emphasizes the pure evil at the heart of Richard’s agenda.
Based on an acclaimed stage production for the Royal National Theatre (which also starred McKellen), the film features an all-star cast which includes Sir Ian McKellen, Kristin Scott Thomas, Robert Downey Jr and Dame Maggie Smith.

Shakespeare’s classic play about the Machiavellian rise to power and subsequent short reign of King Richard IIl of England is set in an alternative 1930s, in this celebrated film adaptation.

A brutal civil war has erupted in England with Houses of Lancaster and York battling for control of the throne. Amid the turmoil the despotic Richard, Duke of Gloucester (Ian McKellen) plots his own route to power, deviously scheming a murderous agenda that will lead to his installation as dictator monarch. Steeped in fascist iconography, the film openly draws from the aesthetic of the Third Reich, a stylistic choice that emphasizes the pure evil at the heart of Richard’s agenda.
Based on an acclaimed stage production for the Royal National Theatre (which also starred McKellen), the film features an all-star cast which includes Sir Ian McKellen, Kristin Scott Thomas, Robert Downey Jr and Dame Maggie Smith.

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SKU 5035673012376
Catalogue Number BFIB1237
Year 1995
Director Richard Loncraine
Publisher(s) BFI
Format DVD, Blu-Ray
Countries UK
Running time 104 mins
Certificate 15

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