Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Poster

Release Date: February 8th, 1991

DVD Release Date: January 12th, 2016

PG|1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary
Rosencrantz (Gary Oldman) and Guildenstern (Tim Roth) ramble obliviously through Elsinore Castle and its environs as the events of William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" unfold around them. While visiting their old friend Hamlet (Iain Glen), the pair engage in an ongoing philosophical debate about free will versus predestination, each trying to prove absurd positions through misbegotten experiments. Meanwhile, the clueless friends attempt to make sense of the peculiar goings-on in the castle.

Cast: Gary Oldman, Tim Roth, Richard Dreyfuss, Iain Glen, Joanna Roth, Donald Sumpter, Joanna Miles, Ljubo Zecevic

Director: Tom Stoppard

Genres: Comedy drama

Keywords: Death, Quest, Cheeky, Friend, Creative, Rivalry


Winner Golden Lion for best movie
Mostra del Cinema di Venezia (1990)