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Period and Historical
This beautifully filmed adaptation of Shakespeare's play takes its visual cue from Renaissance paintings. Shylock is a Jewish moneylender in Christian Venice, when the merchant Antonio - who has earlier spit at Shylock in the street - requests a loan, the moneylender says that should he default, he will repay it with flesh. Known as a "difficult" play because Shylock is often seen as an anti-Semitic caricature, this production reveals the complexity of the drama and avoids the pitfalls.
A moralistic tale on the dangers of greed, jealousy and distrust is an engrossing classic of the silent era, with acting as timeless as it's message.
14+ years 135 mins
This film about US high finance made ruthless corporate moneyman Gordon Gekko one of cinema's great villains, even idolised by some bank executives.
14+ years 126 mins
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