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Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

Geregisseerd door Tom Stoppard
Verenigde Staten, Verenigd Koninkrijk, 1990
Komedie, Drama


Two minor characters from the play, Hamlet stumble around unaware of their scripted lives and unable to deviate from them.

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Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead Geregisseerd door Tom Stoppard

Prijzen & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1990 | 3 overwinningen waaronder: Golden Lion

Independent Spirit Awards

1992 | Genomineerde: Best Male Lead


The main reason to watch Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead now—beyond getting the gist of a important piece of theater history—is to watch Oldman and Roth play off each other like a couple of spry young athletes, rapidly batting Stoppard’s dialogue back-and-forth… But as a record of two of British acting’s best? This film’s a reminder of why Oldman and Roth were such a big deal in 1990, and why they still play even their supporting parts as though they’re the stars of the show.
January 13, 2016
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In Stoppard’s play, Hamlet is something semiinexplicable that “happens” to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, while the screenplay turns it into something they’re obliged to chase after; unfortunately, Stoppard’s sense of film is so inferior to his feeling for the stage that he makes the same compromises and reductions a Hollywood hack might have brought to the material. The film certainly has its moments; but moments is all they are.
March 01, 1991
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