|Release Date:||Dec 1990|
|Genres||Drama / Romance|
|Cast:||Mel Gibson(Hamlet), Glenn Close(Gertrude), Alan Bates(Claudius), Paul Scofield(The Ghost), Ian Holm(Polonius), Helena Bonham Carter(Ophelia), Stephen Dillane(Horatio), Nathaniel Parker(Laertes), Sean Murray(Guildenstern), Michael Maloney(Rosencrantz), Trevor Peacock(The Gravedigger), John McEnery(Osric), Richard Warwick(Bernardo), Christien Anholt(Marcellus), Dave Duffy(Francisco),|
Zefferelli does yet another Shakespeare, with less success than he had with Taming of the Shrew or Romeo and Juliet. Hamlet returns to Denmark when his father, the King, dies. His mother Gertrude has already married Hamlet's uncle Claudius, the new King. They urge Hamlet to marry his beloved Ophelia. But soon the ghost of Hamlet's father appears and tells Hamlet that he was murdered by Claudius and Gertrude. Hamlet must choose between passive acquiescence and the need for a vengeance which might lead to tragedy.