• Othello (1995)

Othello

Release Date: 1995

DVD Release Date: January 18th, 2000

R |2 hr 4 min

Plot Summary

Heroic general Othello (Laurence Fishburne), the only African in the Venetian army, is carrying on a courtship with white noblewoman Desdemona (Irène Jacob). Their hasty marriage causes some political upheaval, but the military leader is quickly dispatched to halt an invasion on Cyprus. Once there, Othello's lieutenant, Iago (Kenneth Branagh), who believes Othello has wronged him, conceives a plan to get revenge by convincing the new husband that his wife is unfaithful.

Cast: Laurence Fishburne, Irène Jacob, Kenneth Branagh, Nathaniel Parker, Michael Maloney, Anna Patrick, Nicholas Farrell, Indra Ové

Director: Oliver Parker

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Castle Rock Entertainment, Columbia Pictures Corporation

Keywords: Rivalry, Playful, Love, Gripping, Dark

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1996)