• Carmilla
  • Mouthpiece
  • Bad Reputation
  • Annihilation
  • Amateurs
  • Holy Beasts
  • Bit
  • Mocha
  • Fabulous
  • Holy Trinity
  • Pier Kids
  • Kathy Griffin: A Hell of a Story
  • Label Me
  • Steven Arnold: Heavenly Bodies
  • Clément, Alex et tous les autres
  • My Name is Violeta
  • One Shot
  • Strange Angel
  • Where We Go from Here
  • Shooting the Mafia
  • Downton Abbey
  • Wig
  • Woman Who Keeps a Murderer (The)
  • What Men Want
  • Taipeilove*
  • Chaos
  • Super Troopers 2
  • Juliet, Naked
  • Action Point
  • Lux Æterna
  • Indianara
  • Freedom
  • Matthias & Maxime
  • Transfinite
  • Rib (The)
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Adam
  • 45 Days Away From You
  • 5B
  • We Were the Others


Germany, German, 131 mins

  • Director: Svend Gade; Heinz Schall
  • Writer: Erwin Gepard; William Shakespeare
  • Producer: Asta Nielsen

CGiii Comment

A ‘colourised’ silent film from the era of the Weimar Republic. Queen Gertrude gives birth to a girl, and on hearing rumours of the King’s death on the battlefeld, passes the newborn off as a boy to secure her line. The King returns, but too late to avert the intrigue, and so Hamlet is raised a man. The drama remains otherwise loyal to Shakespeare, except of course for the titillating reinterpretation of Hamlet’s relationship to Horatio and Ophelia.


Cast & Characters

Asta Nielsen as Hamlet;
Paul Conradi as Konig Hamlet;
Mathilde Brandt as Konigin Gertrude;
Eduard von Winterstein as Claudius;
Heinz Stieda as Horatio;
Hans Junkermann as Polonius;
Anton De Verdier as Laertes;
Lilly Jacobson as Ophelia;
Fritz Achterberg as Fortinbras,

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