King Lear Movie Review 1987

Information and Film Reviews for King Lear the Movie

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Loosely adapted from Shakespeare's tragedy of a king who loses everything. A fragmented French existential reading with gangster undercurrent. This updated version is dark, ominous, wandering, strange, and quite unlike the other 1984 remake. Or any other remake, for that matter.


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Available on VHS
Running time 91 minutes.
Originally from Swiss.

Cast and Crew

Tragedy, Adapted from a Play, Plays to Film: William Shakespeare, Modern Shakespeare, Modern Updates
Norman Mailer
Peter Sellers, Burgess Meredith, Molly Ringwald, Jean-Luc Godard, Woody Allen
Jean-Luc Godard
Menahem Golan, Yoram Globus, Cannon Group

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