The Merchant of Venice

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  • R
  • Genre(s): Drama Romance
  • Release year: 2004
  • Running time: 138 min
From Michael Radford, the Academy Award(r)-nominated director of Il Postino, comes the critically-acclaimed screen adaptation of William Shakespeare's controversial classic, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE. Antonio (Jeremy Irons), a successful but cash-poor... read more
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From Michael Radford, the Academy Award(r)-nominated director of Il Postino, comes the critically-acclaimed screen adaptation of William Shakespeare's controversial classic, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE. Antonio (Jeremy Irons), a successful but cash-poor merchant, approaches Shylock (Al Pacino), a wealthymoneylender, for a loan to help his young friend Bassanio (Joseph Fiennes, Shakespeare in Love) woothe fair Portia (Lynn Collins, 13 Going on 30). Despite being longtime enemies, Shylock grants therequest, but demands one pound of Antonio's flesh if the debt is not repaid on time. When Antonio defaults on the loan, Shylock seeks what is legally owed to him but soon learns that those to whom evil is done, do evil in return.

Original Release

12/03/2004

US Release

12/29/2004

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Cast

Directors

Michael Radford

Writers

Michael Radford, William Shakespeare

Cast

Al Pacino Shylock
Jeremy Irons Antonio
Joseph Fiennes Bassanio
Lynn Collins Portia
Zuleikha Robinson Jessica
Kris Marshall Gratiano
Charlie Cox Lorenzo
Mackenzie Crook Launcelot Gobbo / Lancelot Gobbo
Heather Goldenhersh Nerissa
John Sessions Salerio
Gregor Fisher Solanio
Ron Cook Old Gobbo
Anton Rodgers The Duke
David Harewood Prince of Morocco
Allan Corduner Tubal
Stéphane Fragili Venetian Nobleman
Paul Rockenbrod Venetian Nobleman
Antonio Gil Aragon
Al Weaver Stephano
Norbert Konne Doctor Bellario

Producers

Michael Hammer Executive Producer
Alex Marshall Executive Producer
James Simpson Executive Producer
Manfred Wilde Executive Producer
Peter James Executive Producer
Paul Ward Executive Producer
Gary Hamilton Executive Producer
Andrea Iervolino Executive Producer
Pete Maggi Executive Producer
Julia Verdin Executive Producer
Robert Jones Executive Producer
Cary Brokaw Producer
Michael Cowan Producer
Barry Navidi Producer
Jason Piette Producer
Edwige Fenech Producer
Robert Baruch Almagià Producer
Andreas Bajohra Producer
Bob Bellion Producer
Jimmy de Brabant Producer
Nigel Goldsack Producer
Diego Loreggian Producer
Luciano Martino Producer
Irene Masiello Producer
Bob Portal Producer
Jean-Claude Schlim Producer
Clive Waldron Producer
Fabio De Carli Producer
Luciano Silighini Garagnani Producer

Editors

Lucia Zucchetti

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