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Aro Recommended Merchant of Venice, The

 

USA / Italy 2004, 131 minutes
Dir. Michael Radford
Genres: Drama / Performing Arts, Shakespeare

Topics: Stageplay.

 

Aroview: Al Pacino seems at home in the Bard’s world compared to his more recent contemporary forays, turning in a thorough and morally ambiguous rendition of infamous moneylender Shylock in this latest big screen adaptation of Shakespeare’s great play. Lush production values and a suitably thespian cast offset the film’s otherwise strong anti-Semitic flavour.

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DVD Features

  • audio commentary
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • aspect ratio: 2.35:1
 

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