About the film
venice, italy jewish ghetto suitor racism loan merchant money-lender 16th century
The Merchant of Venice
Release Date: December 03, 2004
|Production Companies||:||Movision, Avenue Pictures, UK Film Council, Film Fund Luxembourg, Delux Productions, Immagine e Cinema, Dania Film, Istituto Luce Cinecittà, Navidi-Wilde Productions Ltd., LSG Productions, Rough Diamond Productions, Spice Factory|
|Producers||:||Robert Jones, Cary Brokaw, Sharon Howard-Field, Michael Cowan, Jason Piette, Alex Marshall, Michael Hammer, Barry Navidi, James Simpson, Manfred Wilde, Peter James, Nigel Goldsack|
|Writers||:||William Shakespeare, Michael Radford|
Venice, 1596. Bassanio begs his friend Antonio, a prosperous merchant, to lend him a large sum of money so that he can woo Portia, a very wealthy heiress; but Antonio has invested his fortune abroad, so they turn to Shylock, a Jewish moneylender, and ask him for a loan.