SHYLOCK

By Michal SHABTAY

EYE FILM INSTITUTE NETHERLANDS - as PROMO

Drama - Completed 2008

An exploration of the tragic, funny and often unbearable life of theatre's most famous Jew.

    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Drama, Documentary
    • Countries
    • NETHERLANDS
    • Languages
    • DUTCH, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 68 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Michal SHABTAY
    • Writer(s)
    • Michal SHABTAY, Gareth ARMSTRONG
    • Producer(s)
    • René GOOSSENS (De Productie)
    • Synopsis
    • Shylock, as seen through the eyes of Tubal, the Merchant of Venice’s only friend, This "one-man film" conjures up a whole cast of other characters: from Portia to Pontius Pilate, from the merchant to Adolph Hitler, from Dracula to the Wandering Jew.
      With a leer, a wink and a shrug, Tubal charts the concept of Shylock throughout history, and traces the intolerance towards the ‘stranger’ in Europe. He talks about Shakespeare, theatre, xenophobia, history and ideas.
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