Playwright Tom Stoppard retells Shakespeare’s Hamlet as an absurd comedy from the perspective of two minor characters. The brilliant Gary Oldman and Tim Roth star in Stoppard’s own film adaptation (1990). Here’s an excerpt:


  1. #1 Janne
    May 30, 2010

    Excellent, underappreciated movie. If you like that, chances are you’d enjoy “Leningrad Cowboys Go To America” as well. Check it out if you have time.

  2. #2 ihateaphids
    May 30, 2010

    strange choice m’boy for a sunday flick.
    one of my fav movies, no doubt. feathers and balls drop the same, d’nt’u’know’it. tom stoppard is a weird dude, most of his plays are uninterpretable.

  3. #3 william e emba
    June 2, 2010

    I saw two productions of the play long long ago. Over the top, fantastic. Stoppard’s movie version seemed a bit of a let-down in comparison.

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