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Directed by Julie Taymor

United States 1999 162 mins. In English

Shakespeare’s bloodiest play springs vividly to life in Julie Taymor’s (Broadway’s The Lion King, Frida, Across the Universe) inventive cinematic adaptation. Anthony Hopkins stars as the titular Roman general Titus Andronicus, who, after returning to Rome with the conquered Queen of the Goths (Jessica Lange) and her sons, is soon embroiled in a deadly plot riddled with political conspiracy and bloody revenge. Filled with Taymor’s trademark colorful and unconventional production design and featuring standout performances from an all-star cast including Alan Cumming, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Lange, and Hopkins (whose Titus bears more than passing resemblance to his infamous portrayal of Hannibal Lecter), Titus is a visceral experience whose macabre humor and inventive vision brilliantly evoke the satirical, almost gleeful spirit of Shakespeare’s text. “In peering into the raging hearts of characters hellbent on destroying one another and inflicting maximum pain and humiliation, Ms. Taymor discovers many unsettling contemporary resonances.”—Stephen Holden, The New York Times.

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