The Merchant of Venice  



The Merchant of Venice (2004)

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In 16th century Venice, when a merchant must default on a large loan from an abused Jewish moneylender for a friend with romantic ambitions, the bitterly vengeful creditor demands a gruesome payment instead.

Director: Michael Radford
Writer: Michael Radford

Release Date: 2004-09-03
Status: Released
Run time: 138 min / 2:18
Production Companies : Movision, Arclight Films
Production Countries: United Kingdom, Italy, Luxembourg, United States of America
Release Date: 2004-09-03
Status: Released
Run time: 138 min / 2:18

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Casts

Al Pacino
as Shylock
Jeremy Irons
as Antonio
Joseph Fiennes
as Bassanio
Lynn Collins
as Portia
Zuleikha Robinson
as Jessica
Kris Marshall
as Gratiano
Charlie Cox
as Lorenzo
Mackenzie Crook
as Gobbo
Heather Goldenhersh
as Nerissa
John Sessions
as Salerio
Gregor Fisher
as Solanio
Ron Cook
as Old Gobbo
Anton Rodgers
as The Duke
David Harewood
as Prince of Morocco
Allan Corduner
as Tubal

Crew

Directing Michael Radford Director
Writing William Shakespeare Theatre Play
Writing Michael Radford Screenplay
Production Cary Brokaw Producer
Production Michael Cowan Producer
Production Michael Hammer Executive Producer
Production Robert Jones Executive Producer
Production Alex Marshall Executive Producer
Production Barry Navidi Producer
Production Jason Piette Producer
Production James Simpson Executive Producer
Production Manfred Wilde Executive Producer
Sound Jocelyn Pook Original Music Composer
Camera Benoît Delhomme Director of Photography
Editing Lucia Zucchetti Editor
Writing William Shakespeare Writer

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  • The Merchant of Venice is a 16th-century play written by William Shakespeare in which a merchant in Venice must default on a large loan provided by a Jewish moneylender, Shylock.It is believed to have been written between 1596 and 1599. Though classified as a comedy in the First Folio and sharing certain aspects with Shakespeare's other romantic comedies, the play is most remembered for its ...

  • The Merchant of Venice is an intriguing drama of love, greed, and revenge. At its heart, the play contrasts the characters of the maddened and vengeful Shylock, a Venetian moneylender, with the gracious, level-headed Portia, a wealthy young woman besieged by suitors.

  • One of William Shakespeare's most powerful comedies has been given a bold cinematic adaptation in this film version of The Merchant of Venice. Bassanio (Joseph Fiennes) is a young and vital member ...

  • From Michael Radford, the Academy Award(r)-nominated director of Il Postino, comes the critically-acclaimed screen adaptation of William Shakespeare's controversial classic, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE.

  • Shylock, the Jewish moneylender in Shakespeare’s comedy The Merchant of Venice. Shylock is a grasping but proud and somewhat tragic figure, and his role and Shakespeare’s intentions continue to be the source of much discussion.

  • Antonio is the title character in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice.An influential, powerful and wealthy nobleman of Venice, he is a middle-aged man and a merchant by trade who has his financial interests tied up in overseas shipments when the play begins.

  • In 16th century Venice, when a merchant must default on a large loan from an abused Jewish moneylender for a friend with romantic ambitions, the bitterly vengeful creditor demands a gruesome payment instead.

  • Plot summary of Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice: A young Venetian, Bassanio, needs a loan of three thousand ducats so that he can woo Portia, a wealthy Venetian heiress. He approaches his friendAntonio, a merchant. Antonio is short of money because all his wealth is invested in his fleet...

  • The Householder . 1963/India, 101 minutes. In 1961, Ismail Merchant and James Ivory paid a visit to the German-born novelist Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, then living in Delhi, with a proposal to make a film of her novel The Householder.

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