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Otello (1986)

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118 min | Drama, Music

Based on Shakespeare's play, Verdi's opera depicts the devastating effects of jealousy, "...the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds upon". Believing Otello has promoted the fast-rising Cassio over himself, Iago plots to ...See moreBased on Shakespeare's play, Verdi's opera depicts the devastating effects of jealousy, "...the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds upon". Believing Otello has promoted the fast-rising Cassio over himself, Iago plots to destroy both Cassio and Otello. Iago convinces the jealous Otello that his beautiful wife Desdemona is unfaithful, and that Cassio is her lover. Jealousy is followed by tragedy, then retribution, "Has Heaven no more thunderbolts?" Written by Mike Smith See less
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Arrigo Boito (libretto) | Franco Zeffirelli (adaptation) | Masolino D'Amico (adapted for the screen by)
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$23,076
Gross (US & Canada)
$189,042
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Release date
Sep 12, 1986 (United States)

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Katia Ricciarelli
Desdemona Desdemona   See fewer
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Massimo Foschi
Lodovico Lodovico   See fewer
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Edwin Francis
Montano Montano   See fewer
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Sergio Nicolai
Roderigo Roderigo   See fewer
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Remo Remotti
Brabantio Brabantio   See fewer
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Gabriella Borni
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Peter Lapres
Cassio's Aide Cassio's Aide   See fewer
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7.2 / 10 | 464 votes