Artikelnummer 4185

OTHELLO (1955) * with switchable English subtitles *

Sergei Yutkevich Writers: William Shakespeare (play), Sergei Yutkevich Stars: Sergey Bondarchuk, Irina Skobtseva, Andrei Popov

Othello is an incomparable military hero in the service of Venice. He's as handsome as he is brilliant and the charm of his personality has won over beautiful Desdemona. But the successful general is a Moor and a black one at that. While overt racism is never superficially shown, Othello's heritage isolates him from the Venetian nobility which surround him. Only when Venice is threatened by the Turk is Othello sought out eagerly. Iago is envious of him; and convinced that his inability to rise in the ranks is due to Othello, schemes against him. Iago plants fake evidence of Desdemona's infidelity and, pretending to be Othello's friend, provokes his suspicion and jealousy. Othello eventually loses control of himself and kills Desdemona. Too late, he realizes the mistake that jealousy and rage have caused him to make and he pays the ultimate price for doing so.

DVD-R is in Russian with switchable English subtitles.  Approx. 103 mins.  See film sample for quality!  

play button