Otello Poster

Release Date: December 25th, 1986

DVD Release Date: March 4th, 2003

PG|2 hr 1 min

Plot Summary
In Verdi's operatic adaptation of Shakespeare's play, Otello (Placido Domingo) lands victorious on Cyprus, declaring victory over the invading Turks. Iago (Justino Díaz), Otello's lieutenant, seeks to avenge himself on his general for promoting Cassio (Urbano Barberini) ahead of him. Taking advantage of his commandant's known passionate disposition, Iago plots to awaken Otello's jealousy over the friendship between Cassio and Otello's beautiful wife, Desdemona (Katia Ricciarelli).

Cast: Plácido Domingo, Katia Ricciarelli, Justino Díaz, Petra Malakova, Urbano Barberini, Sergio Nicolai, Edwin Francis, Massimo Foschi

Director: Franco Zeffirelli

Genres: Musical

Production Co: Italian International Film

Keywords: Marriage, Love, Fall, Love triangle


Nominated Foreign Language Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1986)
Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Best Foreign Language Film