The Merchant of Venice

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The Merchant of Venice

venice, italy jewish ghetto suitor racism loan merchant moneylender 16th century

The Merchant of Venice

Release Date: December 03, 2004

Year    :   2004
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama, Romance
Production Companies    :   Avenue Pictures, Istituto Luce Cinecittà, Spice Factory, Delux Productions, Dania Film, Movision, UK Film Council, Film Fund Luxembourg, Rough Diamond Productions, Immagine e Cinema, Navidi-Wilde Productions Ltd., LSG Productions
Director    :   Michael Radford
Producers    :   Robert Jones, Cary Brokaw, Sharon Howard-Field, Michael Cowan, Jason Piette, Alex Marshall, Michael Hammer, Barry Navidi, James Simpson, Manfred Wilde, Peter James, Peter James, Nigel Goldsack
Writers    :   William Shakespeare, William Shakespeare, Michael Radford
RunTime    :   132 mins.

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.

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