William Shakespeare's The Merchant Of Venice

  • 2004
  • Movie
  • R
  • Comedy, Drama

Writer-director Michael Radford (IL POSTINO) attempts to recuperate Shylock, Shakespeare's notoriously merciless Jewish moneylender, by transforming him from villain to tragic victim. However, in the process he forgets that the play, for all its ugliness, is meant to be played as a comedy. Venice, 1596. Intent on wooing Portia (Lynn Collins), his lady love,...read more