Twelfth Night Movie Review 1996

Information and Film Reviews for Twelfth Night the Movie

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Director Nunn's take on Shakespeare's gender-bending, romantic-comedy, which is now set in the 1890s. Shipwrecked on an unfriendly Illyrian shore, Viola (Stubbs), believing twin brother Sebastian (Mackintosh) to be dead, disguises herself in male attire and joins the retinue of the lovesick Duke Orsino (Stephens). He's pining for the Countess Olivia (Bonham Carter) and decides to use Viola-turned-Cesario as a surrogate wooer. Too bad Olivia's becoming more interested in her effeminate pseudo-suitor and that Orsino's having a few sexual quandries of his own.


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Available on VHS
Running time 133 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Comedy, Gender Bending, Mistaken Identity, Brothers & Sisters, Adapted from a Play, Plays to Film: William Shakespeare, Period Piece: 19th Century, Cousins
Trevor Nunn
Imogen Stubbs, Helena Bonham Carter, Toby Stephens, Steven Mackintosh, Richard E. Grant, Nigel Hawthorne, Ben Kingsley, Imelda Staunton, Mel Smith, Nicholas Farrell
Clive Tickner
Trevor Nunn
Shaun Davey
Stephen Evans, David Parfitt, Greg Smith, Renaissance Films, Fine Line Features

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