Plot & Details
William Shakespeare's classic tale is brought to the screen for the third time in ten years in this modernized interpretation. Writer/director Michael Almereyda updates the story to the present day, where Hamlet (Ethan Hawke) is a struggling filmmaker whose personal and familial trials are set against the machinations of a huge production firm called the Denmark Corporation. Joining Hamlet as he seeks revenge for the death of his father and the wedding of his mother to an enemy are Kyle MacLachlan as Claudius, Julia Stiles as Ophelia, Bill Murray as Polonius, Sam Shepard as the ghost of Hamlet's father, Diane Venora as Gertrude, Steve Zahn as Rosencrantz, and Dechen Thurman as Guildenstern.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 111min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 05/12/2000
- DVD Release Date: 04/17/2001
- Distributor(s): Miramax
- Director(s): Michael Almereyda
- Starring: Ethan Hawke , Kyle MacLachlan , Sam Shepard , Diane Venora , Bill Murray
- Themes: Haunted By the Past,Self-Destructive Romance
- Tone: Cynical,Downbeat,Gritty,Intimate,Meditative,Stylized,Moody
- Keywords: business,executive,father,ghost,indecision,mother,revenge,scandal,star-crossed-lovers,uncle
- Country of Origin: USA (05-12-2000)
- Language: English