The Merchant of Venice

Michael Radford, United Kingdom, 2004

138 min.Feature

SYLOCK (Al Pacino), a Jew, has grown wealthy by loaning money with interest. ANTONIO (Jeremy Irons) is a Christian merchant who undermines Shylock by offering interest-free loans. Antonio's best friend BASSANIO (Joseph Fiennes) needs money to court the lovely heiress PORTIA (Lynn Collins), with whom he has fallen in love. Antonio, whose money is tied up in trade ships that are away at sea, goes to Shylock to get three thousand ducats for Bassanio. Shylock agrees to lend them the money interest free, with the stipulation that if the loan is not paid back on time, he'll be entitled to a pound of Antonio's own flesh.
Basic information Credits
Original title The Merchant of Venice
Danish title Købmanden i Venedig
Other titles William Shakespeare's The merchant of Venice
Director Michael Radford
Screenplay Michael Radford
Director of Photography Benoît Delhomme
Editor Lucia Zucchetti
Composer Jocelyn Pook
Production designer Bruno Rubeo
Appearance Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, Joseph Fiennes
Production country United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Italy, United States
Domestic distribution Angel Films
Technical info 35 mm, Deluxe
Danish theatrical release 11.02.2005
Cinemas Vester Vov Vov, Grand, Café Biografen (Odense), Øst for Paradis (Århus), CinemaxX (Århus)
Find more Sight & Sound Vol XV, nr 2 (Feb 2005), p 79
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7
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Production company Movison Entertainment, Arclight Films
Domestic distribution Angel Films


Direction Michael Radford


Script Michael Radford


Production Cary Brokaw
Production Barry Navidi
Production Jason Piette
Production Michael Lionello Cowan


Cinematography Benoît Delhomme


Editing Lucia Zucchetti


Music Jocelyn Pook

Production design

Production design Bruno Rubeo


Shylock Al Pacino
Antonio Jeremy Irons
Bassanio Joseph Fiennes

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