Othello


2h 4m 1995

Brief Synopsis

Venice, 1570. With the moon glowing brightly, a veiled figure slips furtively out of a gondola and disappears into the night. It's Desdemona, cherished daughter of Venetian nobleman Brabantio, risking all and defying convention to elope with Othello, the proud Moor who is one of Venice's most celebr

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Period
Romance
Thriller
Release Date
1995
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 4m

Synopsis

Venice, 1570. With the moon glowing brightly, a veiled figure slips furtively out of a gondola and disappears into the night. It's Desdemona, cherished daughter of Venetian nobleman Brabantio, risking all and defying convention to elope with Othello, the proud Moor who is one of Venice's most celebrated mercenaries. As the lovers seal their union in a secluded chapel, watching over them is Iago, who begins to plot the lovers' downfall. For Othello has chosen the well-bred and charming Cassio as his right-hand man, rather than the jealous Iago who has served him faithfully for a decade. Told of the secret wedding by Iago and Desdemona's embittered suitor Roderigo, Brabantio dies broken-hearted, but first warns Othello that his daughter may well deceive him too. When the Turkish empire declares war, Othello and his army are sent to the Italian garrison in Cyprus. Here the newlyweds enjoy their first night of passion, but their fragile love cannot withstand Iago's scheming manipulations.

Crew

Chris Allies

Titles

Philip Alton

Dialogue Editor

David Appleby

Key Grip

Lord Attenborough

Special Thanks To

Clive Barker

Special Thanks To

Nigel Barker

Special Thanks To

Stuart Barrell

Other

David Barron

Producer

John Bateman

Adr

John Bell

Music Arranger

Paolo Benassi

Production Assistant

Flavio Bertini

Electrician

Guido Bianchi

Driver

Keith Blackpool

Special Thanks To

Celia Bobak

Production

Sylvie Borchere

Casting Director

Livia Borgognoni

Art Director

Laura Borselli

Makeup Artist

Fabio Bozzetti

Production Assistant

Joyce Branagh

Assistant Director

John Bremer

Other

Sylvie Brocheré

Casting Director

Anthony Brookman

Wardrobe

Robbie Broughton

Assistant Sound Editor

David Bruce

Generator Operator

Dave Bruyea

Driver

Helena Bonham Carter

Special Thanks To

Francesca Castellano

Assistant Director

Andrea Chiozzotto

Electrician

Rebecca Ciallela

Production Assistant

Vince Clarke

Electrician

Michael Cohen

Production

Naomi Cohen

Assistant

Desmond Crowe

Art Director

Roberto Deangelis

Steadicam Operator

Dominique Delanges

Production Assistant

Mauro Demarchi

Electrician

Gianna Demichele

Accountant

Sara Desmond

Assistant Director

Alberto Destefani

Accounting Assistant

Massimiliano Discepolo

Office Runner

Polly Earnshaw

Makeup

Tina Earnshaw

Makeup

Mike Evans

Other

Langston Fishburne

Special Thanks To

Daniela Foa

Production Assistant

Alfio Galli

Other

Francesca Gentili

Production Assistant

Kay Georgiou

Art Department

Andy Glen

Music Editor

Rodney Glenn

Sound Editor

Peter Glossop

Sound Mixer

Karen Gordon

Production Accountant

Eileen Gorman

Office Runner

Isobel Griffiths

Music

Nick Hall

Stunt Coordinator

Caroline Harris

Costume Designer

Tim Harvey

Production Designer

Stacey Haynes

Choreographer

Carol Hemming

Hairdresser

Lil Heyman

Production Coordinator

Charmian Hoare

Dialogue Coach

Stuart Hopps

Choreographer

Cephas Howard

Electrician

Danny Hunter

Property Master

Nick Ingman

Music

Russell Jackson

Consultant

David Johnson

Dp/Cinematographer

David Johnson

Director Of Photography

Lionel Johnson

Production Assistant

Caroline Kelly

Costumes

Martin Kenzie

Camera Operator

Rolf Konow

Photography

Beatrice Kruger

Casting Director

Luca Lachin

Assistant Director

Felice Lattes

Other

Tony Lawson

Editor

Roberto Leone

Production Assistant

Dominic Lester

Rerecording

Cristina Leurini

Caterer

Gianluca Leurini

Production Manager

Umberto Leurini

Other

Elizabeth Lewis

Hairdresser

Valeria Licurgo

Production Assistant

Talita G Long

Other

Lee Lighting Ltd

Lighting

George Malin

Propman

Paolo Mantini

Hairdresser

Debbie Mcwilliams

Casting

Paolo Merosi

Assistant

Anna Miller

Special Thanks To

Sean Mills

Boom Operator

Emi Mochizuki

Production Assistant

Charlie Mole

Music Composer

Dean Morrish

Other

Simon Moseley

Assistant Director

Andrea Moser

Boom Operator

Peter Mounsey

Other

Salvatore Mureddu

Driver

Maggie Neale

Wardrobe Supervisor

Alf Newvell

Other

Robin O'donoghue

Rerecording

Matthew O'toole

Accounting Assistant

Jonathan Olsberg

Executive Producer

Oliver Parker

Screenplay

Ricky Pattenden

Electrician

Marco Pieroni

Steadicam Operator

John Pitt

Other

Ray Potter

Best Boy

Terry Potter

Gaffer

John Poyner

Foley Editor

Iona Price

Production Manager

Terry Pritchard

Driver

Antonio Privitera

Driver

Paolo Pugiotto

Other

Jay Roberts

Assistant

Julian Rodd

Assistant Editor

Rosanna Roditi

Location Manager

Luc Roeg

Producer

Nicola Rosada

Caterer

Sally Ross

Office Runner

Mike Ross-trevor

Music

Giorgio Rossi

Medic

Frederic Saraceni

Sound

Helen Seery

Accounting Assistant

William Shakespeare

Play As Source Material

James Shearman

Music Arranger

Ron Shillingford

Other

Micky Smith

Propman

Emanuele Spatafora

Production Supervisor

Richard Styles

Assistant Director

Dashmir Subashi

Props

Deborah Taylor

Makeup Artist

Tamar Thomas

Assistant

Eliza Thompson

Music

Roberto Todeschi

Production Assistant

Anita Tomaselli

Office Runner

Emiliano Topai

Video

Day Trinh Dinh

Projectionist

Fabio Vianello

Production Assistant

Melanie Viner Cuneo

Assistant Editor

John Wall

Production Accountant

Kevin Wheeler

Propman

Gay Whelan

Production Assistant

Iain White

Art Assistant

Tom G White

Office Runner

David Williamson

Carpenter

Anna Worley

Script Supervisor

Piero Zennaro

Electrician

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Period
Romance
Thriller
Release Date
1995
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 4m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Expanded Release in United States December 29, 1995

Expanded Release in United States January 19, 1996

Expanded Release in United States January 5, 1996

Released in United States on Video July 30, 1996

Released in United States on Video June 30, 1996

Released in United States Winter December 14, 1995

Feature directorial debut for British actor Oliver Parker.

Began shooting June 15, 1995.

Completed shooting August 7, 1995.

Expanded Release in United States January 5, 1996

Expanded Release in United States January 19, 1996

Released in United States on Video June 30, 1996

Released in United States on Video July 30, 1996

Released in United States Winter December 14, 1995

Expanded Release in United States December 29, 1995