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FALSTAFF by Orson Welles

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Γαλλία-Ισπανία-Ελβετία/France-Spain-Switzerland, 1965, μ/α/b&w.
Σκην./Dir.: Orson Welles. Σεν./Scr.: Orson Welles, William Shakespeare (θεατρικό), Raphael Holinshed (βιβλίο). Φωτ./Cin.: Edmond Richard. Μοντ./Ed.: Elena Jaumandreu, Fritz Muller, Peter Parasheles. Μουσ./Mus.: Angelo Francesco Lavagnino. Ηθ./Cast: Orson Welles, Oja Kodar, François Reichenbach. Παρ./Prod.: Harry Saltzman, Ángel Escolano, Alpine Films, Internacional Films. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 113΄.

Sir John Falstaff is the hero in this compilation of extracts from Shakespeare's 'Henry IV' and other plays, made into a connected story of Falstaff's career as young Prince Hal's (later Henry V)  drinking companion. The massive knight roisters with and without the prince, philosophizes comically, goes to war (in his own fashion), and meets his final disappointment, in a real-looking late-medieval England.


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