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Othello
DVD 
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Directed by Russian expatriate Dimitri Buchowetzki and starring legendary screen actors Emil Jannings (The Last Laugh) and Werner Krauss (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari), this early version of William Shakespeare's Othello is a fine example of the artistic and technical virtuosity of the German silent cinema. Rather than a literal adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy, the film is more of a dark thriller in the German tradition. Cavernous chambers and stony battlements cast shadows of impending doom upon Othello (Jannings) and Desdemona (Ica von Lenkeffy) as the mephistophelian Iago (Krauss) dances about them, methodically destroying their happiness and steering them toward their bitter fate with impish delight.

Title: Othello
Genre: Drama-Classics (Silent Films)
Starring: Friedrich K hne, Ferdinand Von Alten, Friedrich Kühne, Theodor Loos, Emil Jannings, Werner Krauss, Friedrich Kuhne
Directors: Dimitri Buchowetzki, Dmitri Buchowetzki, D.W. Griffith
Studio: Kino Video
Attributes: Subtitled
Release Date: 6/26/2001
Original Year: 1922
Product Type: DVD
Rated: UNR
UPC: 738329018122
Item #: KOV001812

Region: 1
Closed Caption: No
Street Date: 6/26/2001
Run Time: 80 minutes

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