Hamlet (1990)

Director
Franco Zeffirelli

Main cast
Mel Gibson; Glenn Close; Alan Bates; Paul Scofield; Ian Holm

Genres
Drama, History

Description
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans revenge.


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