King Lear Movie Review 1998

Information and Film Reviews for King Lear the Movie

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Holm gives a powerful performance as the deluded monarch. The King comes to rue the day he banished faithful daughter Cordelia (Hamilton) in favor of dividing his kingdom between her manipulative siblings Goneril (Flynn) and Regan (Redman). As war engulfs his country, Lear descends into despair and madness.

Distribution

Anchor Bay Entertainment, 1699 Stutz Dr., Troy, MI 48084, Phone: (248)816-0909, Toll-free: 800-786-8777, Fax: (248)816-3335, URL: http://www.anchorbayentertainment.com

Available on VHS
Running time 150 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Tragedy, Royalty, British, Sanity Check, Family Ties, Adapted from a Play, Plays to Film: William Shakespeare, Growing Older, Sibling Rivalry
Screenplay
Richard Eyre
Cast
Ian Holm, Victoria Hamilton, Barbara Flynn, Amanda Redman, Michael Bryant, Paul Rhys, Timothy West, Finbar Lynch, David Burke
Cinematography
Roger Pratt
Director
Richard Eyre
Music
Dominic Muldowney
Producer
Sue Birtwistle, BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation)

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