Brother and sister Viola and Sebastian, who are not only very close but look a great deal alike, are in a shipwreck, and both think the other dead. When she lands in a foreign country, Viola dresses as her brother and adopts the name Cesario, becoming a trusted friend and confidante to Count Orsino.
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Extremely close to perfection. Wonderful soundtrack, costumes, setting, cinematography, and of course, acting. One of my very favourite films. And, I must say, I consider Nigel Hawthorne's performance in this film one of his very best. Nigel Hawthorne, Imelda Staunton, and Mel Smith steal every scene they are in and bring amazing new dimensions to their characters.