Othello Movie Review 2001

Information and Film Reviews for Othello the Movie

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Updated version (with modern dialogue) of Shakespeare's "Othello" set in contemporary London. John Othello (Walker) is a respected police officer who has just been installed as the first black commissioner of the Metropolitan force. His promotion comes at the expense of his mentor/friend Ben Jago (Eccleston) who does not handle the slight well as he is now second-in-command. So Ben plays the race card and works on John's jealousy of his heiress white wife, Dessie (Hawley), by suggesting that she is unfaithful. Walker is convincingly impassioned but Eccleston's slimy manipulation is rather too obvious.

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Acorn Media Publishing, 801 Roeder Rd., Ste 700, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Toll-free: 800-999-0212, Fax: (301)608-9312, Email: info@acornmedia.com, URL: http://www.acornmedia.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 96 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Genres
London, Modern Shakespeare, Jealousy, African America, Cops, Plays to Film: William Shakespeare, Marriage
Screenplay
Andrew Davies
Cast
Eamonn Walker, Christopher Eccleston, Keeley Hawes, Richard Coyle, Del Synnott, Christopher Fox, Allan Cutts, Patrick Myers
Cinematography
Daf Hobson
Director
Geoffrey Sax
Music
Debbie Wiseman

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