PRINCE OF JUTLAND, THE (AKA THE PRINCE OF DENMARK)

Cast

Gabriel Byrne
Helen Mirren
Christian Bale

Director

Gabriel Axel

Producer

Kees Kasander

Genres

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Film synopsis

A classic tale of murder and deceit, Prince of Denmark (also known as Prince of Jutland and Royal Deceit) explores the true Danish origins of William Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy Hamlet, featuring an all-star cast of award-winning performers.

Prince Amled (Academy Award® winner Christian BaleThe FighterThe Dark Knight Rises) slips into a spiral of stark bewilderment after witnessing the violent murder of his beloved father, King Hardvendel (BAFTA Award winner Tom WilkinsonThe Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) to the hand of his ruthless brother Fenge (Gabriel Byrne, Miller’s Crossing). Consoling his mother, the coveted Queen Geruth (Academy Award®  winner Helen MirrenThe Queen), Amled bides his time in order to gather the leadership and strength to rise and regain the rightful throne.

Also featuring Kate Beckinsale (Underworld), Brian Cox (The Bourne Identity), Andy Serkis (Lord of the Rings Trilogy), Ewen Bremmer (Trainspotting) and directed by Gabriel Axel (the Academy Award® winning Babette’s Feast),  Prince of Denmark draws closely from the 11th century works of Saxo Grammaticus, exploring one of the most notorious tales of royal tragedy and bloody revenge in history.

Running time

103 minutes

Country of origin

UK

Year of production

1994

Classification

Low level violence, nudity